[K12OSN] teaching kids sys admin with VM's

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 18:21:00 UTC 2008

On 1/17/08, Accessys at smart.net <accessys at smart.net> wrote:
> why not set up a miniweb of two or three computers that are isolated
> from the system and use these to teach sys admin on.  and whenever a
> new student is using the system just reformate that hard drive.

A few reasons this won't work for me.

-I don't have the space in the classroom for extra machines.
-Even if I did, I want each student to have their own box.
-Even if each kid did have their own box (all new clients with HD), it
would still be a problem because I have more than one block. So the
work one student does would be destroyed by the next block.
-Plus the classroom is used by the rest of the school so I don't want
other teachers students coming in and booting stand alone boxes.
-Plus I don't want the headache of maintaining 30 boxes.

Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
Fl_TeacherTool http://www3.telus.net/public/robark/Fl_TeacherTool/
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