Convert Microsoft to LINUX: Linux Terminal Server
First go to Edubuntu and download the
latest LTSP. Verify that the CD was written properly, this is
an option on the boot menu.
Next do the memory test on the machine, also an option on
the boot menu.
When installing the RAID assuming you have two physical disks,
you want to pick RAID1 for the type of RAID. Note, both physical
disks should say a type of RAID. If one disk says type
LVM (Logical Volume Manager) you have done it incorrectly.
If all else fails, you can use alt-f2 or alt-f3 to get to a shell.
Here you can use the mdadm command to configure the
disks if necessary as described on my
command page. It should create a device
called "md0". After you are done with RAID you configure the LVM
to map and mount like an ordinary Logical partition to the
For the Volume Group Name choose "root". We then created
5 logical partitions for
/dev/mapper/root-root32 on / (20 Gig)
/dev/mapper/root-home on /home (50 Gig)
/dev/mapper/root-spare on /spare (20 Gig)
/dev/mapper/root-srv on /srv (218 Gig)
/dev/mapper/root-swap on swap partition (4 Gig)
Note your sizes may differ depending on the size of your physical
Edit the /etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf file for your appropiate network
IP addresses, gateway and number of leases.
Everything installed fine out of the box. You have to enable the
boot from Network on your laptop/desktop to see it work. You should
get a login screen for Edubuntu. Note, some laptop video cards will
flip you back from 1024 X 768 to 800 X 600, but most should detect
properly. You can add this setting to the
X_MODE_0 = 1024x768
Note, the above is X_MODE_Zero not "O"
If you still have video problems please see my
Lastly to put shortcuts in all users directories, create a directory
Copy into this directory all your *.desktop shortcut files. Make
sure the permissions on the files are 777 so new users can
read/execute them. Start off by picking one user as the "template"
user and give them all the desktop shortcuts. You can then type:
cp /home/user/template/Desktop/* /etc/skel/Desktop/
chmod 777 /etc/skel/Desktop/*
To add internet explorer go to
IEs4Linux and follow the instructions.
Note, it defaults to putting everything in /root/bin ,
instead use "/usr/local/bin".
You may also want to add NXclient, NXserver and NXnode which is