[K12OSN] (OT) K12LTSP/XP dual partition: working ghost image

Brian Chivers brian at portsmouth-college.ac.uk
Mon Jun 19 14:20:15 UTC 2006

Alan Hodson wrote:
> Greetings fellow enthusiasts
> Faced with budgetary constraints and pressured by inquisitive minds
> there is a need at the district level to look into using PCs (mostly
> Dells) as dual partition machines. While Knoppix and other forensic
> tools provide a way of partitioning, and K12LTSP provides an ideal dual
> desktop environ, the quest for an image tool (not necessarily Open
> Source) is on. Norton/Symantec ghost tool (huge district license) will
> not provide a working image that out techs can "just drop" into a
> machine and have it be reborn as a dual boot system... Is there anybody
> in the list that has had any luck creating a working image of a
> dual-partitioned hard drive? Please share your experience - Even though
> I have been a strong advocate of Thin Clients for years, there is now an
> opportunity to advocate K12LTSP, and I am convinced that if a working DB
> image is available (something the techs can easily manipulate), the
> students would embrace the "new" operating system right away.
> Thanks for any and all suggestions
> Alan A Hodson
> TIS/El Paso ISD, TX
> http://links.episd.org/
> -=o=-
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Have a look at g4u (http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/) or ghost for Linux (http://freshmeat.net/projects/g4l/)

I've used g4u for cloning for Fedora Core machines that I could do with ghost.

Brian Chivers
Portsmouth College

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