[Noisebridge-discuss] Cloning 900 netbooks?
setient at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 00:13:45 UTC 2014
That is what I was going to suggest if all of them are the SAME. It is
trivial to dd a hdd to something and then kickstart/dd back to a bunch of
On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 4:17 PM, davidfine <d at vidfine.com> wrote:
> you can ... use something like PXE to install automatically over the
> network. Here's some info on that:
> you could... boot linux from a usb hard drive and use the dd tool your
> image to the internal hard drive. It could be done by a boot script.
> Licenses will be a problem, you'd have to run some sort of sysprep script
> to handle it http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825209.aspx
> If you had a full windows domain stack, you'd run Windows Deployment
> Services (WDS). I'm really glad I don't have to work with that anymore.
> This is one of those things that's easier in Linux.
> On 4/21/14, 12:58 PM, Ronald Cotoni wrote:
> I think clonezilla might do what you want. But i could be mistaken. Are
> they all exactly the same hardware?
> On Apr 21, 2014 4:10 AM, "girlgeek" <girlgeek at wt.net> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I have 900 netbooks to set up with Windows 8. Well actually, they
>> already have Windows 8 installed. I have 900 netbooks to make usable since
>> they are Windows 8 and are being given to people, most of whom have never
>> touched a computer before.
>> I have a vague memory that a company desktop technician did some manner
>> of cloning so that all company laptops were identical. I also had the
>> feeling that this is what the techs at bigbox computer stores do when
>> setting up a newly purchased computer with all the official bloat ware.
>> I would like to format these 900 machines and perform this manner of
>> cloning setup. Is this something that someone at NB has done and can give
>> me some tips on?
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