Re: Edubuntu doing its own thing??????
Hi, I'm one of the Edubuntu developers. Let me explain the situation with this a little bit.
During the Feisty development cycle we decided that we really needed to split Edubuntu up into 2 CDs. One of the reasons was that we were always running out of room on the single CD and had to remove some things from what Ubuntu installs, like mono apps and some language packs. Secondly, we want to add more educational applications to Edubuntu like moodle, teacher tools, and secondary/university level apps.
Unfortunately, an unforseen consequence of splitting Edubuntu into two CDs is that the LiveCD installer, ubiquity, does not install the packages that come on the 2nd CD. This will be fixed in Edubuntu 7.10 but for 7.04 the recommended method is to use the Classroom Server Addon CD (which is somewhat misnamed because it can actually be used on any *buntu machine) to install the educational apps. The Desktop CD has never been the recommended installation method in Edubuntu because it doesn't include the automatic LTSP server setup and you can do virtually any installation you need from the Classroom Server CD (alt disc).
I'm really hopeful that we can get all of the disc issues (including misleading naming and wording on the download pages) fixed for Edubuntu 7.10, but being the first *buntu with 2 CDs caused some growing pains and that's where the problem came from.
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