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Re: [K12OSN] teaching kids sys admin with VM's



a plug in hard drive would solve many of the problems, especially if a
quick and easy system for plugging em in. doesn't have to be an
"external" hard drive so much as a way for even surplus or recovered
from the recycling process hard drives.

as for space, If you find an answer there let me know

Bob


On Thu, 17 Jan 2008, Robert Arkiletian wrote:

> On 1/17/08, Accessys smart net <accessys 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
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