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I'm soon going to be reconditioning/salvaging 16 old PII 400Mhz pcs to pass on to a charity. A wonderful opportunity to pre-load them with a proper OS. :P Since they're ...
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    Copying installation to other machines


    I'm soon going to be reconditioning/salvaging 16 old PII 400Mhz pcs to pass on to a charity. A wonderful opportunity to pre-load them with a proper OS. :P

    Since they're all identical it makes sense to use a distro that can produce cloned install cds.

    So I need a distro that will work well on PII400, probably 128Mb or less memory and can be 'copied'. Need to provide up to date openoffice.org, web and email software as a minimum, together with networking capabilities.

    My own preference would be Mdk 8.2 as I'm sure there's summat on there that allows 'kickstarting?' Or was that RH?

    Any advice gratefully received.
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    MDK offers an option to write install options to a floppy at the end of the install, which should automate the rest of the machines installs. 8.2 didn't have OpenOffice (Star 5.2), so you'll need 9 or better for that.

    You may want to go into each one, and add a bookmark back to here for the newbies and windrones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XavierSAO
    MDK offers an option to write install options to a floppy at the end of the install, which should automate the rest of the machines installs. 8.2 didn't have OpenOffice (Star 5.2), so you'll need 9 or better for that.

    You may want to go into each one, and add a bookmark back to here for the newbies and windrones!
    Hehe, good idea.

    OpenOffice 1.1 works a treat on mdk 8.2. And if they're networked I can perhaps set one machine up to serve it to the rest.
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    Re: Copying installation to other machines

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    A wonderful opportunity to pre-load them with a proper OS. :P
    That's one way to speread the word of Linux!
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
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    That's a great idea. Killing two birds with one stone: Providing computers to charity and weening a few more people away from the Beast.
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