[AG-TECH] bootable live cd iso avalaible to download [CMM #1690]

Duncan Waddell d.waddell at uq.edu.au
Tue Aug 10 00:40:26 CDT 2004

Hi Joseph,

I have tried the CD you recommended and am very impressed!

Later this year I am planning to get approximately 40 schools in Central 
Queensland together to experience CyberSTEM ( 
http://www.uq.edu.au/nanoworld/online.html ) via the Access Grid.  We 
are guaranteed media coverage as this is an extension of recent work 
done in the region and ABC Wide-Bay Radio are familiar with our projects.

Until now I have faced numerous problems which I believe the Knoppix CD 
will solve.  None of the school's computers effectively needs changing 
since they can boot and run from the CD. (MAJOR problem overcome as many 
are loathe to load new software.)

However the Certificate provided with the Knoppix CD does not allow me 
to connect to the Asia-Pacific Access Grid Venue Server.  If I import my 
own certificate from floppy disk I can enter happily enough but I am now 
thinking of 40 schools and should they use the existing CD I would have 
to relay CyberSTEM via a non-local venue server.  (i.e. they could only 
currently see us if we served via the USA ANL venue server)

Do you know if it is possible for us to obtain/create a bootable CD that 
we could distribute to schools in our region to allow them to "boot up" 
and "join in" online collaborations we want to feed via the Asia-Pacific 
Venue Server (in the Institutional_Lobby/NANO room).

Is it preferred that the schools apply for certificates that they too 
could load from floppy for use with the Knoppix CD?

Or am I dumb and it currently does work? (I just noticed you are at usyd)



Joseph wrote:

> Hi
> An iso of a remastered knoppix is now available to download on this page 
> :  http://people.vislab.usyd.edu.au/~joseph/index.html .
> It uses chrony for the time aspects and is customized for AccessGrid : 
> an  anonymous certificate is installed by default and a quick launcher 
> for  AccessGrid is present.
> Currently, all the images are the ones of knoppix, but it could be 
> easily  changed if never someone wanted to.
> Just boot on the cd and it should be working. However, depending of 
> your  specific hardware, some troubles may appear. Check : 
> www.knoppix.net for  more information and especially  
> http://download.linuxtag.org/knoppix/knoppix-cheatcodes.txt for 
> cheatcodes  usable at boot time.
> Cheers,
>               Joseph

Duncan Waddell  (BSc)
Principal Scientific Officer
Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis
The University of Queensland.   St. Lucia.  Qld.  4072
Telephone:      +61-7-3365-4216
Facsimile:      +61-7-3365-1775
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