[Nottingham] Linux Tuition

Duncan John Fyfe nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Thu Jul 10 19:34:01 2003

On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 ben@benjiboo.org.uk wrote:

> Quoting Duncan John Fyfe <djf@star.le.ac.uk>:
> > While it might not be as good as everyone together in a room it would allow
> > hand-on
> > sessions without needing a room full of equipment.
> >
> Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but how about one of the boot
> from CD-ROM distros?  I'm sure a local FE college would let you use one of
> their labs if it was a not-for-profit project....

Any sysadmin worth their salt wouldn't let you near their machines with a CD
distro.  They might as well hand you the root password and ask you to be carefull with it,

If you boot a machine from CD (or floppy ) you own (or is that 0wn ?) it .
You can leave lots of presents for when the machine next boots up without your CD.
In effect you are introducing a very weak spot (okay, a BIG hole) in what could be a
well protected system or network.

> I think it's a good idea, by the way.  Only problem might be that there would
> be more people wanting to teach than be taught.

Have fun,

Duncan John Fyfe          X-ray Astronomy Group,
                          Dept. of Physics & Astronomy,
Phone +44 116 252 3635    University of Leicester,
E-mail djf@star.le.ac.uk  University Road,
                          Leicester, LE1 7RH, U.K.