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Kari Matthews 03-28-2010 12:51 AM

Fwd: Edubuntu workstation install
These directions are from tracy taulman and matt oquist.

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Date: Aug 17, 2007 8:34 PM
Subject: Edubuntu workstation install

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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 confusion.

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.

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Here are the steps that I worked out...

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Kari Matthews 03-28-2010 12:54 AM

Fwd: Edubuntu workstation install
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From: "Tracy Taulman" <>
Date: Aug 6, 2006 11:24 PM
Subject: Edubuntu workstation install
To: "Kari Matthews" <>

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.

login as admin

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

/home/administrator /admininistrator

/administrator admininistrator

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 Multi-universe)

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

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

add and apply both

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

*1. Edit
/etc/auto.master add:

*2. /home

*3. Edit

*4. *

14. Restart the computer and logon as a LDAP


You will also need to set up the printer in the
lab and
change backgrounds. If you have trouble with that, let me know, but I
think you
remember that part.

Also, I figured out my wireless issues. D-Link uses channel bonding to
get their 108Mbps. So if you turn that off and drop to a standard
54Mbps, all is well on both.

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