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Raspberry Pi LTSP (hot desking)

Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:42 am

Folks! Those of you who saw this demo at Picademy 2, here is the the link to the instructions.

Andrew Mulholland (@gbaman1 on twitter) is the creator of this great project and he is looking for people to help test it in real schools and provide feedback so that he can improve it.

Step 1: Salvage an old Windows XP machine that would otherwise be thrown out... (to be the LTSP server)
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Step 2: Download and Install Ubuntu Linux on it... (you may need to burn a CD or DVD).
http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop
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Step 3: Go here and follow Andrew's instructions...
https://github.com/gbaman/RaspberryPi-LTSP

Here is a video of it in action!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A09LuvdAotM

If you plan to have a lot of Pis using the same server then it is recommended that the server PC has a Gigabit network card.
Something like this, they're dirt cheap; http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000FO6QWM

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Re: Raspberry Pi LTSP (hot desking)

Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:21 pm

Installed the Desktop OS very easy so far, looking at using this as a project for my Yr12 Networking class - set up a Server.
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Re: Raspberry Pi LTSP (hot desking)

Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:23 pm

Hi, I am Andrew, the developer of Raspi-LTSP.

For more details on the project, check the project site http://gbaman.github.io/RaspberryPi-LTSP/

I am looking for feedback from Pi educators (especially Picademy teachers) on ideas for Raspberry Pi LTSP.
Educators have already suggested ideas like

- One click install of popular software like Minecraft Pi or Libre Office
- Automated work collection system
- A shared network drive for teachers to distribute resources from
- Easy to set up backup daemon to backup user accounts
- Automatic update notifier
- Builtin troubleshooter

All of the above have been added from educators requests but I know there are plenty of other features educators would like to be able to use in the classroom with Pis.
Stuff you have that works nicely with your windows networks that you depend on, what is stopping us adding it with Pis?

I can't add it if I don't know what is wanted though...

We are doing a Google hangout tomorrow evening (Monday 28th July) at 8pm for Raspberry Pi educators to try and figure out new features.
Even if you have never used Raspi-LTSP, if you are an educator and using Pis (or even considering them) would love to have you part of the hangout.
If you are interested drop me a forum PM or a twitter message.
https://twitter.com/gbaman1
Lead developer of PiNet, a free and opensource centralised user accounts and file storage system for Raspberry Pi classrooms used in over 200 schools across the world.
http://pinet.org.uk

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Re: Raspberry Pi LTSP (hot desking)

Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:44 pm

Just giving this post a bump since we did a demo to the fourth Picademy cohort today.
Andrew Mulholland is a very helpful chap and really wants to help more people start using the LTSP system.

So if you've decided, yep; I want to do this then go HERE
Good luck! :)

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