+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12
Hardware Thread, Imaging Asus EEE Pc's in Technical; Hi all, We have 140 of these EEE pc's - we've configured 1 or 2 to restrict students from doing ...
  1. #1
    flashsnaps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Brighton, East Sussex
    Posts
    442
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
    Rep Power
    16

    Imaging Asus EEE Pc's

    Hi all,

    We have 140 of these EEE pc's - we've configured 1 or 2 to restrict students from doing certain things, but to do the same process on the other 135+ is going to take weeks!

    Has any one had any luck in imaging, I am not that familiar with Linux (learning slowly) - so wasn't sure if It would be a similar task as doing a windows machine.

    Cheers
    Last edited by flashsnaps; 23rd July 2008 at 09:51 AM.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Kendal
    Posts
    1,555
    Thank Post
    112
    Thanked 177 Times in 144 Posts
    Rep Power
    71
    Quote Originally Posted by flashsnaps View Post
    Hi all,

    We have 140 for these EEE pc's - we've configured 1 or 2 to restrict students from doing certain things, but to do the same process on the other 135+ is going to take weeks!

    Has any one had any luck in imaging, I am not that familiar with Linux (learning slowly) - so wasn't sure if It would be a similar task as doing a windows machine.

    Cheers
    I would imagine a solution like Free Open Ghost (FOG) would be just the ticket. I set it up easily on an oldish PC (just followed the Wiki on the site using Ubuntu) and we're currently imaging linux boxes off it. Works a treat.

  3. #3

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,596
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 764 Times in 595 Posts
    Rep Power
    181
    How did you lock them down? If it was a case of editing the config files, you could copy the edited files to the 'fresh' devices, restart and job's a gud 'un.

  4. #4
    SteveLaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    North East
    Posts
    91
    Thank Post
    17
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    13
    Get a 4/8GB SDHC card and set it up with eeebackup. Backup to an image (on the SD card) and then restore to each machine. If using the stock Xandros look up "making changes permanent" on there so that the built in factory restore restores to YOUR settings in seconds.
    Last edited by SteveLaw; 23rd July 2008 at 09:58 AM.

  5. Thanks to SteveLaw from:

    flashsnaps (23rd July 2008)

  6. #5

    Theblacksheep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    In a house.
    Posts
    1,934
    Thank Post
    138
    Thanked 290 Times in 210 Posts
    Rep Power
    193
    You can store an image and the imaging software on a mem stick. Boot to Imaging software then overwrite disk from mem stick. Takes about 5 mins.

    We've removed the union file system, giving 1.9GB free instead of about 500mb, also decreases the size of the .img but stops the F9 quick restore (stops children undoing our changes).

  7. #6
    flashsnaps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Brighton, East Sussex
    Posts
    442
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveLaw View Post
    Get a 4/8GB SDHC card and set it up with eeebackup. Backup to an image (on the SD card) and then restore to each machine. If using the stock Xandros look up "making changes permanent" on there so that the built in factory restore restores to YOUR settings in seconds.
    Can I download eeebackup from the eeeuser site?

  8. #7
    SteveLaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    North East
    Posts
    91
    Thank Post
    17
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by flashsnaps View Post
    Can I download eeebackup from the eeeuser site?
    Of course. That is an excellent site (I've been very active on it as it happens). There are tons of great, free apps and advice.

  9. #8
    flashsnaps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Brighton, East Sussex
    Posts
    442
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
    Rep Power
    16

  10. #9
    flashsnaps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Brighton, East Sussex
    Posts
    442
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Hi all thanks for the help.

    I've created a memory stick which is bootable and gets me to the setup which gives me the option to backup, restore etc.

    And I've put an image on another memory stick.

    I can restore from the image on the memory stick.

    My question is, is it possible to make this memory stick image bootable?

    So I don't have to use 2 memory sticks each time?

    Many thanks

  11. #10
    SteveLaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    North East
    Posts
    91
    Thank Post
    17
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by flashsnaps View Post
    Hi all thanks for the help.

    I've created a memory stick which is bootable and gets me to the setup which gives me the option to backup, restore etc.

    And I've put an image on another memory stick.

    I can restore from the image on the memory stick.

    My question is, is it possible to make this memory stick image bootable?

    So I don't have to use 2 memory sticks each time?

    Many thanks
    Can't you copy the image to the bootable stick?

  12. #11
    flashsnaps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Brighton, East Sussex
    Posts
    442
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Can I use bartPE to make the image memory stick bootable?

  13. #12
    SteveLaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    North East
    Posts
    91
    Thank Post
    17
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    13
    I'm not sure what purpose it would serve. In order to use one memory stick you'll need both the restore software and the image on the same stick. You already have a bootable stick with the software, you only need the image on that stick now.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. asus eee pc
    By misterchris in forum Hardware
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13th June 2008, 04:07 PM
  2. eee PC's and Ghost
    By jdibsdale in forum Hardware
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11th June 2008, 08:12 PM
  3. ASUS Eee PC - rdesktop
    By kerrymoralee9280 in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 28th April 2008, 04:02 PM
  4. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 9th February 2008, 02:08 PM
  5. The Asus EEE for kids
    By m1ddy in forum Hardware
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 14th January 2008, 12:41 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •