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    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw View Post
    With a small ICT provision I don't think it's necessary it will make you life easier but whether or not you need to is a different matter.

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    Having spent 13 hours over Tuesday and Wednesday rebuilding one Science PC (multiple viruses) that's one of a kind on our 40 PC network, I'd say imaging is necessary. This machine is unusual on our network in the quantity of software it has installed and it all took ages

    Until Wednesday only our ICT Suite machines had an image (Ghost) and I think I've used it twice in 3 years to restore machines with dead hard drives.

    As I am on my own and do a 20 hour week, I cannot afford to spend so much time re-installing stuff. Science PC now has an image. My holiday work is now to get the other machines as clean as possible and image them!

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    My predecessor used to install manually and I started off like that as well but I've just moved to FOG (I hope linking is allowed) and I love it. It was very easy to set up even for me and I'm not a Linux user. Now every time I rebuild a computer, I make an image of it and soon I will have the whole school on FOG.

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    Thanks everyone for comments - currently a machine will take a couple of hours to reinstall, after windows is back on I do it remotely with purgos, so machine is in situ and I'm in the suite doing other stuff whilst installing software.

    I've considered fog but don't have anywhere in school to physically locate it, my wsus server is a dual boot xp pro workstation that is used as wsus on a wednesday only! Unless ubunto can be on a dual boot.

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    Grab the VMware copy, I've just installed it here and it took about 20 minutes. (fog)

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    Yes ubuntu can run on a dual/tri/octo/whatever boot system.

    Do you have a central file server? you could virtualize it on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    We have just started using FOG. Once you get your head around it, you wont use anything else.
    Have to agree with this comment. We used to use Ghost and it cost a fortune but was no where near as good as FOG.

    We either couldn't set it up correctly, or it just wouldn't put the machines back on the domain after imaging.......


    But with Fog it images and puts back on the domain ready for use straightaway without having to go back to it to do anything in 10-15 mins... cant praise it enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom_ View Post
    Grab the VMware copy, I've just installed it here and it took about 20 minutes. (fog)
    Sounds good, where from?

    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    Yes ubuntu can run on a dual/tri/octo/whatever boot system.

    Do you have a central file server? you could virtualize it on there.
    Actually got a computer I could use and a spare hard drive, can you dual boot it using separate hard drives? Does it matter if xp is on first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrbb View Post
    Actually got a computer I could use and a spare hard drive, can you dual boot it using separate hard drives? Does it matter if xp is on first?
    It shouldn't, you just need to make sure you fix the bootloader up, theres a pile of guides on how to do it if you look around on google.

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