[K12OSN] Installing Linux Options

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Thu Feb 17 21:44:58 UTC 2005

> I have a small class that is essentially our student tech 
> crew that supports computers on our campus.  I would like to 
> have them all experience installing K12KTSP, or some flavor 
> of Linux.  I'm wondering, is the only way to do this by 
> making install disks for each of them, or is there a way to 
> install Linux over the network that will be easy enough to 
> have a whole class installing at the same time?  We're 
> talking about 14 students/computers.  

I am not the most familiar with this setup and have never done it myself
but I do know it can be done.  From what I understand you just need to
put the iso's on a server and nfs export the directory containing them.
Then boot from a linux boot disk and choose network install instead of
from a CD.  The you can point to the ip and share of the nfs export with
something like "xxx.xxx.xxx:/isoexport" and the installation will
progress from there.  This is also nice since you do not have to swap
out cd's during the install and will have the ability to rsync the iso's
to new updates instead of having to download full new iso's.  

If that isn't enough to get you going just ask some more questions out
here along that line and I am sure someone will be able to walk you
through it.

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