How do you do....it? Thread, Imaging (or not!) in Technical; Originally Posted by wesleyw
With a small ICT provision I don't think it's necessary it will make you life easier ...
19th June 2009, 09:36 AM #16
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
Originally Posted by wesleyw
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!
19th June 2009, 09:49 AM #17
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.
19th June 2009, 09:59 AM #18
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.
19th June 2009, 10:16 AM #19
Grab the VMware copy, I've just installed it here and it took about 20 minutes. (fog)
19th June 2009, 10:18 AM #20
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.
19th June 2009, 10:19 AM #21
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.
Originally Posted by ChrisH
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.
19th June 2009, 11:20 AM #22
Sounds good, where from?
Originally Posted by Dom_
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?
Originally Posted by p858snake
19th June 2009, 11:28 AM #23
19th June 2009, 12:10 PM #24
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.
Originally Posted by chrbb
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