for a good experience installing edubuntu edgy...
moquist at majen.net
Thu Dec 21 16:34:14 UTC 2006
> > I decided to proceed with the installation using the live cd installer and
> > double clicked on the desktop icon, filling out the basic info.
The live cd installer isn't the recommended route, because (even if it
doesn't crash) it doesn't set up the LTSP server with DHCP, tftpboot,
I know because I installed from the Live CD last week (by accident
- I mean to download the install CD!) and was then informed of the
above when I asked why I couldn't find /etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf...
> It is my understanding that if you use the Ubuntu alternate installer and just install a very base Ubuntu system, and then "apt-get install edubuntu-desktop" that the effect is the same as installing Edubuntu from a CD.
It is basically the same except for the above. On several of my
machines I've started out with Ubuntu Server, and then ended up
installing ubuntu-desktop, kubuntu-desktop, or edubuntu-desktop for
one reason or another.
> Would I be better off just installing regular ubuntu and adding the extra
> -edu packages? Does this really create the exact same environment as the
> edubuntu installation?
But especially for Edubuntu, you'll want to use the Edubuntu *install*
CD. That's the one that sets everything up to work OOTB.
Once I used the right CD, everything came up just fine. I edited
/etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf, restarted dhcpd, and everything was all set.
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