[nSLUG] classroom PC setup - looking for your thoughts

Ben Armstrong synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca
Tue Jan 19 14:02:51 AST 2010


On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 13:16:31 -0400
"Pat Gagnon" <patgagnon at gmail.com> wrote:
> What I'm trying to do is setup PCs and laptops in the school where I
> volunteer so that they are back to original configuration after reboot.

caveat: i have not done this ...

> I know I can use software such as Deepfreeze and Microsoft SteadyState for
> Windows but the twist is that I want to offer a dual boot environment with
> Ubuntu (or maybe Edubuntu) and have the same reboot back to original config
> in the Linux environment.  Anyone know of a Linux equivalent to the
> Microsoft base software?  Prefer something with a GUI but not necessary.

I recently read about something like this in Linux Journal:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/10203

Would FreeBoo do the job for you?

Down at the end of the article is a link to the scripts used in the
article.

Ben
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