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Duplicating installation?

Postby Oceanwatcher on Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:11 pm

I have three identical laptops. One is close to be completely installed with Linux mint Elyssa. Are there any problems involved in just duplicate the setup (make an image and load that image on the other disks) of the one that is finished?

I guess the name of the PC has to change. Where is this done most easy? Is this name synced with samba? Everything else, including user and password should stay the same. All network settings are automatic.
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Re: Duplicating installation?

Postby Husse on Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:56 pm

Changing name is a good question
You have to edit /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts and change the name
or
a bit more Windows like Control Center > Network settings > The General tab > Change host name
You are posting much now - I may leave that for others to answer
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Re: Duplicating installation?

Postby Oceanwatcher on Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:06 pm

Yes, I guess I am posting a bit. I prefer to get things working as soon as possible :-) I actually intend to try to run the systems with this installation for a while and see how it is working out in a day-by-day use.

So far, the experience has been way positive. There will always be some issues, and there are a few strange things I have come across as a user, but nothing so far has been impossible to solve. And especially with your excellent help, this is a breeze. But I also realize you can not provide this much service to every user, so I hope others will help out for users in the future. I hope that I too can be able to help eventually.

I will be reporting back how it goes with the duplication.
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