[OSGeo-Discuss] Workstation that starts fresh every time

Chris Puttick chris.puttick at thehumanjourney.net
Sat Jul 18 00:18:45 PDT 2009

And of course there is Portable GIS: http://www.archaeogeek.com/blog/portable-gis/ - with some tweaking that could easily achieve that objective. Depends on the scenario which would work best.


----- "Alex Mandel" <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:

> Joe was asking on IRC about ways to boot with a fresh copy of a GIS
> workstation every time, ie all changes made during the last use are
> gone.
> Here are some ideas:
> 1.Install a live disc to a harddrive, it's read only by default so it
> will reset every time you boot. See http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
> Or take the harddrives out and just run from usb sticks.
> 2.If all the machines in the room are just remote terminals, then you
> can run virtual images in something like vmware which has an option
> to
> revert back after each boot. Could also look at vmwareplayer which
> only
> lets you boot images to begin with.
> Either way the process starts with installing 1 machine, loading the
> software, configuration and files a creating a new image from this.
> You
> might want to jump over to the mailing list all about the Live-DVD
> stuff
> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/live-demo
> Alex
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