[K12OSN] Edubuntu workstation install

Kari Matthews karisue at gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 00:34:30 UTC 2007

For anyone who's curious, I got smbldap ala Matt Oquist up and going today.
I did a fresh server install w/ Ubuntu 7.04 and then did a workstation
install w/ Edubuntu 7.04 (server ed, installed as workstation).  I got these
directions from Tracy Taulman -- thanks Tracy!  The only things that are not
included are:

1.  You have to chown the home directories after you export them.  We do
"wsadmin" on the workstations and "administrator" on the server to avoid

2.  smbldap-useradd and smbldap-passwd to create users by hand, if that is
the method of choice, obviously.  This is what I did to test the server --
added a few users quickly, just to see if this was all going to work or be
for naught.

3.  Use Nautilus to create the folder on the server in /home and change the
owner to owner of directory

4.  I am manually adding a printer to each workstation -- haven't figured
out how to send those jobs thru the server.  Anyone have a fast tip on that?

I don't have a high-powered server, but I do have 20 lovely computers w/
40GB hd's.  It is not the funnest in the world to maintain these, but it's
not too bad.

Anyway, wanted to show you all how I used Matt's script -- no big whoop, I
suppose, but I thought someone out there might find this useful.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tracy Taulman

 Here are the steps that I worked out from before. They still look good and
should work just fine for you:

 1. Install Edubuntu workstation option

2. On first boot do this:

            1. Create an 'administrator' user during install.

2. CTRL+ALT+F1, login as admin

sudo su -          (<--- to become root)

mv /home/administrator /admininistrator

usermod -d /administrator admininistrator

3. CTRL+ALT+F2, login as admininistrator to make sure things are working ok

3.  Logout and hit F7 to login to graphical

4. Change repositories in Synaptic Package Manager (add Universe and

5. Put on all updates.

6. Reboot workstation

7. Download smbldap at
    version 2.1 or so

8. Open the archive and extract it.

9. Open a terminal window and cd to smbldap-installer

10. sudo ./smbldap ubuntuclient

11. sudo gedit /etc/udev/permissions.rules

            Find the sound device section

            Add MODE="0666", in front of GROUP="audio"

12. Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for portmap and autofs

add and apply both

13. Configure the automounter to mount the home directories as needed.

 1. Edit /etc/auto.master add:

 2. /home /etc/auto.homes --timeout=60

 3. Edit /etc/auto.homes

 4. *

14. Restart the computer and logon as a LDAP client!
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