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Re: Offline installations no longer possible with DebianEdu Stretch?


> Hi Wolfgang,
> The offline installation incl. chroot worked perfectly. Thanks so much!
> For the first time I also used boot parameters and I switched from kde to
> lxde.
> Issue 1:
> I?m facing issues with my thin clients. My diskless workstations work just
> fine. None of my thin clients is able to boot anymore. The login screen
> never shows and I get a black screen. I faced this issue before with a few
> somehow special hardware thin clients but now all seem to be affected and
> on both subnets.
> Issue 2:
> When I start the server and get to the login screen I have the option
> ?Plasma? available. When I choose it and log in I get an error message
> telling me that packages are missing. The user is then stuck and can?t
> logout anymore. Is there a way to fully remove kde so the user cannot use
> it anymore and get stuck?
> Kind regards,
> Roman
>> On Sun, Oct 01, 2017 at 09:54:26PM +0200, roman.meier@gismap.ch wrote:
>>> I have downloaded debian-edu-9+edu0-USB.iso from the web and this
>>> worked
>>> well with a matching checksum.
>>> My old DebianEdu Jessie was able to do an installation without worrying
>>> about internet connection. Is this no longer possible?
>> No. But these steps seem to fix it:
>> (1) Install as usual with all (real/virtual) network cables unplugged.
>> (2) Choose 'Do not configure the network at this time' after DHCP failed
>>     to configure the network and you pressed 'Continue'.
>> (3) When the installation process is at 10% during 'Select and
>>     install software', open a shell (Ctrl-Alt-F2) and adjust two files
>>     (maybe need to wait some more time) using the 'nano' editor:
>>     (a) nano
>> target/usr/share/ltsp/plugins/ltsp-build-client/Debian-custom/015-edu-apt-source
>>         Add ' -o acquire::check-valid-until=0' after
>> '--allow-unauthenticated'.
>>     (b) nano
>> target/usr/share/ltsp/plugins/ltsp-build-client/Debian-custom/032-edu-pkgs
>>         - Delete these lines at the end of the 'install)' case item:
>>            if [ -n "$option_diskless_edu_workstation_value" ]; then
>>                 install_diskless_workstation
>>            fi
>>         - Add a line containing 'install_diskless_workstation'
>>           before the line containing
>> 'after_install_diskless_workstation'
>>           inside the 'after-install)' case item.
>> (4) Change back to the Debian Installer GUI (Ctrl-Alt-F5) or rather
>>     (Ctrl-Alt-F1) in text mode.
>> For some background information, see:
>> https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/Status/Buster#Fixed_in_Git
>> Wolfgang

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