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Re: Installing clients via PXE

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Hi Petter.

Am 22.05.14 09:11 schrieb Petter Reinholdtsen:
> Yes.  The PXE installation inherit the desktop seting of the server, so if you had installed 
> the server using desktop=lxde, the clients would become LXDE desktops too. 
> /usr/sbin/debian-edu-pxeinstall is the script setting this up, and if I remember correctly,
> the desktop value used by PXE clients is in /var/lib/tftpboot/debian-edu/install.cfg

Yes, it is. Changing the value kde to lxde is done, but after running debian-edu-pxeinstall there is
kde in the file again. So I made the change once again without running the script. What am I doing
wrong here?

Next step is to boot the notebook using the networkbootption. In the bootscreen I only see kde to
install, :-( but I give it a try. Finishing the installation and booting from hd there is a great
surprise: the notebook is installed with LXDE as the desktopenvironment.

> To make sure the change stick, I recommend changing the value in debconf and run 
> debian-edu-pxeinstall again to generate a new configuration:
> echo tasksel tasksel/desktop string lxde,xfce | debconf-set-selections

I'm not very familiar with these commands. I have done it, but I can't see any effect.

>> Are there more settings I can change when installing a workstation?
> Sure.  The preseed file is in /etc/debian-edu/www/debian-edu-install.dat, and you can change 
> lots of stuff there.  The supported way to add/change settings is to write values in 
> /etc/debian-edu/www/debian-edu-install.dat.local and rerun debian-edu-pxeinstall.

This file (/etc/debian-edu/www/debian-edu-install.dat.local) doesn't exist. Do I have to create it?


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