[ubuntu-us-ma] SETC Freeze

James Gray jamespgray at gmail.com
Tue May 18 02:46:46 BST 2010


As a temporary work around we could set up virtualbox on the systems
and deploy a ubuntu image to each machine OR use the fab lab since all
of those machines have Ubuntu already installed OR bring as many
laptops as we can and have some people looking over each other's
shoulders.

On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 9:30 PM, Wesley Hirsch
<emperorshishire at gmail.com> wrote:
> I can second this. I managed to get my hands on a brand new macbook for a
> couple of minutes, and I popped a lucid disc in, and it just worked,
> internet and everything.  I'd suggest liveUSB if you can't install another
> partition.  Most of the hardware in the new macs is pretty standard these
> days, which makes running ubnutu on them pretty much plug-n-play.
>
> On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 8:58 PM, Caroline Meeks <caroline at solutiongrove.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Martin,
>> Perhaps you could boot off of a live CD?  Most macs allow that and will
>> boot from CD if you hold down command C.
>> I've done quite a bit of futzing with getting Macs to boot Linux from CDs
>> and USBs so if command C doesn't work let me know what it says and I'll look
>> for my notes for a next step.
>> Good luck!
>> Caroline
>>
>> On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 6:53 PM, Martin Owens <doctormo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hey guys,
>>>
>>> The SETC have just replaced all their machines including the machines in
>>> the middle room with very powerful and very expensive iMacs (8GB RAM,
>>> 3.33Ghz Core2s with 1TB HD each)
>>>
>>> The problem is that none of these machines have Ubuntu on them and we
>>> don't have the technical know how in order to make it all work, so I'm
>>> putting a freeze on the Tuesday sessions and I'm canceling the Wednesday
>>> systems administration class' remaining two sessions.
>>>
>>> Hopefully we'll be able to get Ubuntu installed and managed in a way
>>> that isn't a hack job, but at the moment it's looking grim. If anyone
>>> knows how to do advanced systems administration for Mac, Windows and
>>> Ubuntu triple boots and knows their way around servers enough to set up
>>> a proper print and authentication server, get in touch, your time may
>>> well be able to bring manageability back to this network.
>>>
>>> For now, I'll be there tomorrow to talk with Mel, but there'll be no
>>> class, support or other things.
>>>
>>> Best Regards, Martin Owens
>>>
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