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#1 2013-02-27 06:11:28

kyeshi98
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CrunchBang on My School Computer

Hi guys! I just sneakily installed #! on my school's PC during computer class. Eat that, XP! big_smile

Any stories you have? What do you think? big_smile

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#2 2013-02-27 11:57:21

Dozy Van
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Re: CrunchBang on My School Computer

ha ha your IT admin is gona be pissed. But I would say s/he may be somewhat happy that you know what Linux is ^_^

They should have a backup somewhere so it should only take 10 or so mins for it to go back to the way it was :3



What I suggest you do is next time resize the C drive partition and set it to dual boot #! with XP and set XP to boot 1st in the Grub Menu. That way if you wanna use crunchbang you just have to restart and no one should look too long to see the grub menu. At least no IT Admin.

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#3 2013-02-27 15:52:38

joek
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Re: CrunchBang on My School Computer

I hope for your sake that that can't be traced back to you: I would think that school IT and management would look on it as 'hacking', and you could be in all sorts of trouble. They tend not to have a sense of humour about that sort of thing...

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#4 2013-02-27 15:57:42

kyeshi98
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#5 2013-02-27 15:59:33

kyeshi98
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#6 2013-02-27 17:29:48

nore
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Re: CrunchBang on My School Computer

If you were one my pupils, I would order you in detention and make you restore a dozen of disk images during it.  School administrators are usually teachers in my region, and they get only small compensation for keeping the computer labs up and running. They can't decide on their own, which software or  hardware is in use in their school.

With great force becomes great responsibility. Use your skills for good: spread knowledge of FLOSS in your school. If you help your friends, foes, teachers and admins in their tech problems, they will trust you and listen to you. Be constructive and help by solving problems instead of causing them. If you exasperate the poor admins, they will hunt you down. (I know I would, despite my FLOSS spirit.) You haven't done much harm (yet), but if one of the admins finds out, what you have been up to, they must spend their time for checking it, restoring images or wiping disks etc.

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#7 2013-02-27 17:46:26

dkeg
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^ well said

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#8 2013-02-28 03:36:41

shengchieh
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Registered: 2009-01-07
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Re: CrunchBang on My School Computer

To use #1 or any linux on school computer, make a liveCD or liveUSB w/ #! (or puppy linux) on it.  Actually liveUSB might be
better since you can store some files on it.  Use an USB stick w/ enough space.

Sheng-Chieh

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#9 2013-03-01 14:57:57

cortman
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Re: CrunchBang on My School Computer

LiveCD FTW. Or a persistent flash drive install, even better.

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#10 2013-03-03 10:14:53

intoCB
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Re: CrunchBang on My School Computer

See if you can write your own version of UNIX. That would really impress them.

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#11 2013-03-03 11:20:26

wizard10000
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Re: CrunchBang on My School Computer

kyeshi, as you continue your education if you remain in a CS field you will understand infrastructure operations like configuration management and change management.

I personally don't give end users much local disk space even if they do have huge hard drives; the reason for this is to force their data onto the network rather than leaving it on the workstation since we don't back up workstations.  If you don't have a solid program to restore workstation data you really don't want end users keeping their data on the local PC  smile

Any infrastructure professional will tell you that configuration management is critical; you make all the workstations the same or as close to the same as you can as it keeps support costs low.  If the machines were configured correctly you wouldn't have been able to boot the machine from optical or USB media in the first place, though  wink

Out in the real world if you had installed your own OS on a corporate PC you would most likely be facing some kind of disciplinary action now; the PC didn't belong to you, it belongs to the school.

I'm not trying to come down hard on you but as you gain experience in IT infrastructure it will become clear to you why end users installing their own OS is A Bad Thing.

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#12 2013-03-03 13:30:08

kyeshi98
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#13 2013-03-03 13:42:50

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#14 2013-03-03 14:27:18

kyeshi98
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#15 2013-03-03 14:31:57

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#16 2013-03-03 19:40:13

nore
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#17 2013-03-04 03:47:26

merelyjim
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#18 2013-03-04 08:42:40

brontosaurusrex
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Re: CrunchBang on My School Computer

Gotta side with the teachers and school-admins on this one. The computers are not yours, and have to be treated as the communal property they are.
Experiment on your own machines.

hrm, shouldn't kids be encouraged to experiment? Communal property as useless weight-blocks? If they don't have the time to restore their silly "ghost" images, perhaps they shouldn't be teaching? I will have to politely disagree.

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#19 2013-03-04 10:29:57

joek
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#20 2013-03-04 12:42:08

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Last edited by brontosaurusrex (2013-03-04 13:05:29)

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#21 2013-03-04 12:57:03

kyeshi98
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#22 2013-03-04 14:36:08

cortman
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#23 2013-03-04 15:22:39

intoCB
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Re: CrunchBang on My School Computer

That was kind of what my joke about your own version of UNIX - i.e. like Linus Torvalds - was about.

If you get found out and punished, it will reflect better on you that you did this in a spirit of passionate learning, rather than just messing about.

Personally, I don't have any problems with you putting CrunchBang on your computer. Your school has rules and staff to enforce those rules. If you break them and they punish you, that teaches you something. If they don't punish you, that also teaches you something. That's exactly what a school is for: teaching you things. So all is well and good.

That said, growing up is about responsibility and if they come down heavy on you, you'll know not to do it again. Just don't cry if they punish you.

Some film director (maybe Spielberg) said: Learn everything and then forget two thirds of it.

Respect your school. Respect your teachers. Respect "learning" itself. Just remember that when it comes to the final test (real life), you'll have to survive on your own wits.

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#24 2013-03-04 15:46:02

kyeshi98
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Be excellent to each other!

#25 2013-03-04 16:10:23

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