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Wed Mar 11 18:23:11 GMT 2009


Macs.  I use it regularly on my Macbook Pro.

I've had mixed success with Ubuntu for PPC.  It is community supported now,
so not an Official Ubuntu architecture.  This though doesn't mean that it
shouldn't be explored.  Connecting with the PPC portion of the community
should be easy.  A few links to get you started:
     https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-powerpc<https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-powerpc>
     https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ
If you create a LaunchPad account, you can message their group.  I do not
know how active they are though.

Also, I've had much better success with Debian PPC; especially on a Macmini
I use at home for browsing and stuff.  Potentially Debian could be used in
the same environment as Ubuntu, but the plusses and minuses should be
weighed.

Best,
Rio

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 2:31 PM, David Crawford <David_Crawford at mvyps.org>wrote:

>  Hello Folks,
>
> This is my first post, but I've been a subscriber for some time.
>
> I am keenly interested in deploying Ubuntu based laptops (Intel, AMD and
> Legacy PPC) in my school's OS X Client/Server environment.
>
> The main motivations are:
>
> 1) Apple has priced us out of the market
> 2) Linux is free, supports all hardware platforms and has a great
> repository of Education Apps.
> 2) We have a great demand for mobile computing in the school and a fair
> amount of legacy machines that do not run the latest OS X versions very
> well.
>
> We currently are an exclusive OS X shop, but that is no longer a viable
> option going forward.
>
> I currently run 6 Xserves, 2 of which are dedicated File Servers running
> AFP as the main service.  I use LDAP for authentication.
>
> I am demoing a brand new HP6535b running 8.10 and some G3/G4 iBooks running
> 5.04.  I attempted installing PPC 8.04 and had no luck, so I decided to
> start with the oldest distro and work my way forward.
>
> I've read various articles on Linux/OS X integration running LDAP and NFS,
> but their doesn't seem to be a one stop resource for people working on as a
> mainstream solution.
>
> I am able to bind to my OS X LDAP master, but have not been able to use
> this to login as a networked user from the Login screen.  I have also
> succeeded at mounting a network homefolder via SSH from the Desktop, but not
> automounted at the time of login.
>
> Primary Goals:
>
> 1) From the linux client, have the users authenticate and automount their
> network homefolder.
> 2) File share without permissions issues (I have had issues when using
> SFTP)
> 3) Be able to image Linux clients over the network.  I am currently trying
> PartImage.  Are there better solutions?
>
> Main Questions:
>
> Is anyone working on this solution?  Is this viable?
>
> Any suggestions would be great.
>
> Thank you,
>
> David Crawford (dhcrawford on the MassTeam site)
>
> Systems Administrator
> Up-Island Regional School District
>
> Phone : 508 696-7738 EXT 111 or EXT 220
> Fax: 508 696-7739
> Email: David_Crawford at mvyps.org
>
>
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Hi David,<br><br>You may have noticed on the list that some of us have want=
ed to work with the education market for a while.=A0 So I (as well as other=
s probably) are glad you wrote with some real world needs.<br><br>First, th=
ere are many consultants on this list, so I&#39;m not sure if anyone has co=
ntacted you already.=A0 So if you&#39;ve already started working with someo=
ne(s), very cool.=A0 I hate to see people not getting the help they need.=
=A0 <br>
<br>If no one has, myself, as well a few others, would love to meet with yo=
u to talk about your needs, directions to go, and how we might help.=A0 You=
r basic goals are possible, but more detail is easier in person.=A0 We coul=
d meet half-way from Martha&#39;s Vineyard.=A0 Or, if you haven&#39;t seen =
it before and you feel like the drive, we have weekly training sessions at =
the SETC (<a href=3D"http://www.tech-center-enlightentcity.tv/">http://www.=
tech-center-enlightentcity.tv/</a>) on Tuesday nights from 7:00PM to 9:00PM=
.=A0 I try to show up, and Martin and Mike are there most of the time as we=
ll.=A0 A last thought for networking with people is to come to our team mee=
ting, which is the last Thursday of each month.=A0 <br>
<br>From a personal perspective, the x86 Ubuntu works great on Intel based =
Macs.=A0 I use it regularly on my Macbook Pro.=A0 <br><br>I&#39;ve had mixe=
d success with Ubuntu for PPC.=A0 It is community supported now, so not an =
Official Ubuntu architecture.=A0 This though doesn&#39;t mean that it shoul=
dn&#39;t be explored.=A0 Connecting
with the PPC portion of the community should be easy.=A0 A few links to get=
 you started:<br>=A0=A0=A0=A0 <a href=3D"https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-po=
werpc">https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-powerpc</a><br>=A0=A0=A0=A0 <a href=3D=
"https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ</a>=
<br>
If you create a LaunchPad account, you can message their group.=A0 I do not=
 know how active they are though.=A0 <br><br>Also, I&#39;ve had much better=
 success with Debian PPC; especially on a Macmini I use at home for browsin=
g and stuff.=A0 Potentially Debian could be used in the same environment as=
 Ubuntu, but the plusses and minuses should be weighed.<br>
<br>Best,<br>Rio<br><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at =
2:31 PM, David Crawford <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:David_Crawf=
ord at mvyps.org">David_Crawford at mvyps.org</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquot=
e class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);=
 margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">








<div>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">Hello Folks,</font></div>
<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">This is my first post, but I&#39;ve been a subscriber fo=
r some time.</font></div>

<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">I am keenly interested in deploying Ubuntu based laptops=
 (Intel, AMD and Legacy PPC) in my school&#39;s OS X Client/Server environm=
ent. =A0</font></div>

<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">The main motivations are:</font></div>
<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">1) Apple has priced us out of the market</font></div>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">2) Linux is free, supports all hardware platforms and ha=
s a great repository of Education Apps. </font></div>

<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">2) We have a great demand for mobile computing in the sc=
hool and a fair amount of legacy machines that do not run the latest OS X v=
ersions very well.</font></div>

<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">We currently are an exclusive OS X shop, but that is no =
longer a viable option going forward.</font></div>

<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">I currently run 6 Xserves, 2 of which are dedicated File=
 Servers running AFP as the main service. =A0I use LDAP for authentication.=
</font></div>

<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">I am demoing a brand new HP6535b running 8.10 and some G=
3/G4 iBooks running 5.04. =A0I attempted installing PPC 8.04 and had no luc=
k, so I decided to start with the oldest distro and work my way forward.</f=
ont></div>

<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">I&#39;ve read various articles on Linux/OS X integration=
 running LDAP and NFS, but their doesn&#39;t seem to be a one stop resource=
 for people working on as a mainstream solution.</font></div>

<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">I am able to bind to my OS X LDAP master, but have not b=
een able to use this to login as a networked user from the Login screen. =
=A0I have also succeeded at mounting a network homefolder via SSH from the =
Desktop, but not automounted at the time of login.</font></div>

<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">Primary Goals:</font></div>
<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">1) From the linux client, have the users authenticate an=
d automount their network homefolder.</font></div>

<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">2) File share without permissions issues (I have had iss=
ues when using SFTP)</font></div>

<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">3) Be able to image Linux clients over the network. =A0I=
 am currently trying PartImage. =A0Are there better solutions?</font></div>

<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">Main Questions:</font></div>
<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">Is anyone working on this solution? =A0Is this viable?</=
font></div>

<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">Any suggestions would be great.</font></div>
<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">Thank you,</font></div>
<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">David Crawford (dhcrawford on the MassTeam site)</font><=
/div>
<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">Systems Administrator </font></div>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">Up-Island Regional School District</font></div>
<br>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">Phone : 508 696-7738 EXT 111 or EXT 220</font></div>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">Fax: 508 696-7739</font></div>
<div style=3D"text-align: left;" align=3D"left"><font style=3D"font-family:=
 Geneva; font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" color=3D"#000000" size=3D"+=
1" face=3D"Geneva">Email: <a href=3D"mailto:David_Crawford at mvyps.org" targe=
t=3D"_blank">David_Crawford at mvyps.org</a></font></div>

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