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

Alan Hodson ahodson at elp.rr.com
Mon Jun 19 12:51:02 UTC 2006

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

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