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September 21st, 2017 UPDATE:
A HUGE thank you to Aaron Prisk for helping us develop an even more efficient solution to reimaging old computers, to make them run like new again with Xubuntu!
Here are some of the major upgrades:
- Creating a Linux FOG Server (Written by Linux Expert, Aaron Prisk)
- Creating a Student Profile (Written by Linux Expert, Aaron Prisk)
Work Flow for More Efficient Computer Reimaging:
Computer #1 (This computer will contain the VirtualBox Xubuntu image with the student profile)
Once VirtualBox is downloaded onto Xubuntu computer do the following to install VirtualBox:
- Ctrl+Alt+T (open terminal)
- Type: sudo apt update (enter)
- Type: sudo apt-get install virtualbox (enter)
3. Install a pre-made Xubuntu image in VirtualBox onto the Xubuntu computer
OR, Create a Student Profile (Written by Linux Expert, Aaron Prisk) inside of VirtualBox
Computer #2 (This computer will contain the Xubuntu FOG Server that will capture and deploy the Xubuntu image (with student profile) from Computer #1 (VirtualBox) to other computers when connected via Ethernet) (Video Walkthrough)
4. Use Computer #2 to reimage other computers via ethernet gigabit switch (this will push the Xubuntu image containing the student profile directly onto all other connected computers)
August 22nd, 2017 UPDATE:
With the help of Linux Expert, Aaron Prisk, we can now deploy a student, tailor-made Linux image to multiple devices at the same time using a standalone, Linux FOG Server (this system installs a Linux image without the requirement of any network access)!
Reimaging Process Overview Video
Laptop or Desktop Installation Support Memo (updated June 13th, 2017):
For those who want to install the newest version of the Chrome Browser onto your re-imaged laptops, please follow the steps outlined in the video below.