Sorry, I didn’t get a notification for this
I am not getting any notifications at all from the forum no matter how I change the settings but I can’t seem to find a way to ask the Administrators to look at it. Can you?
To run a completely offline install script would require a new installer.
OK. Don’t bother. I will incorporate copying and running the installer into our instructions.
I can definitely disable the dhcp setup. Does that mean they wouldn’t require any networking and would just require the other services?
No, it just means that there may already be another DHCP server on the wired or wireless network. I guess to be precise we could need DHCP on either network. There are three scenarios I can envisage:-
- Schools has no existing network. DHCP server therefore required on both wired and wireless subnets.
- School has an existing wired network and DHCP server. DHCP required on WiFi only. X240 will get IP allocation over wired subnet from existing server.
- We add a Cisco wireless AP to the wired network from a donation we have had of several hundred of these. As they are more powerful we would probably make the Cisco the DHCP server for the WiFi (only).
So an option to ask the question on the X240 for each of the subnets would be fine. If it is not a server it needs to be a DHCP client to get an allocation of network details.
There is an option that was removed for the RACHEL-Pi, which this is based off of, that can install from another rsync server in the RACHEL admin user interface’s install page
We could probably have the RACHEL Master content on another laptop. I’m not sure how to set that up as an rsync server but I guess you could cover that? Ideally we would just have the required modules on an external HDD or memory stick - I have purchased 10 x 64GB SanDisk ones that should arrive today to use for rolling out some Windows 10 Pro Client images on the X240s and possibly also this Linux stuff with the Mint installer and your installer both on them.
One further thing I should mention is that on our RPi build for RACHEL on the SolarBerry one of my colleagues set up a DNS service so the users just need to type “rachel” into the browser client address bar to access it on the server. Just a nice little touch I think.
Keep up the great work!