[K12OSN] Converting 600 old laptops into K12LTSP thin clients for 1:1 ratio at a middle school

Christopher K. Johnson ckjohnson at gwi.net
Sun May 21 14:18:34 UTC 2006

Daniel Howard wrote:
> Are there any other ideas out there for what to do to revive 600 
> drunken laptops?
If these laptops are all the same or very similar hardware you could 
consider setting up an imaged or kickstart installation for them to 
simply re-build when someone messes them up rather than 
troubleshooting.  That is not to say you shouldn't go the K12LTSP 
route.  But you could also consider having loaners with a loaded OS for 
students to sign out and take home.  You would definitely want a local 
rsync of any yum repositories you use.  And if you use kickstart then 
you should consider building an updated installation tree with most of 
the updates incorporated.


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