Edubuntu 11.10 migration: any script/howto to help

David Groos djgroos at
Mon Feb 27 19:33:01 UTC 2012

Hi Zied,

As a teacher who 'figured it out' on installing and setting up a thin
client server (and now a fat client server the last 2 years) I would NOT
recommend having teachers set them up--even with scripts there are
decisions to be made that teachers might not have the background to
answer.  What I ended up doing was setting up the server just the way I
wanted it, then using clonezilla, made a clone of it and cloned it onto
other servers.  I did have to specify a few settings for each server
afterwards but they weren't too much, things like changing /etc/hosts etc.
But, if you know how to create/adjust scripts, I believe that in Greece
they use a script to set up the servers but you would have to customize the
scripts to your situation/setting.

BTW, I would recommend looking into using fatclients not thin clients if
your machines are at least Pentium IV 2.2 GHz or better with a gig of
RAM--that's what I use as my minimum standard for fat clients.  If you have
about that but only 512 megs of RAM that is more borderline and then I
might select localapps which is basically thin clients but you can tell
which programs should run on the machine locally.

Good luck,
David G.

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 8:51 AM, Zied ALAYA <zied.alaya at> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Valerio Pachera <sirio81 at>wrote:
>> 2012/2/26 Zied ALAYA <zied.alaya at>:
>> > Using the new DVD we did the installation and as a simple desktop it
>> works
>> > very well.
>> > The problem now is that the server did'nt work.
>> Please, be more specific.
>> What does it mean didn't work?
>> Does the installation process stop? If yes, at what point?
>> Give also some hardware details of the server.
> Using the default DVD (from official download) the server "just" works
> after installation and thin client boot & work.
> due to some problems, we generated an up to date DVD.
> using the new DVD, the installation don't stop and it boots correctly.
> The server works very well as a stand alone workstation.
> But thin client did not boot at all !
> so I'm asking if there a simple howto (for me) or some script so I can
> give it to teachers and help them to learn how to install by themselve.
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