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    Linux - command line only

    I am wanting a small version of Linux that is only command line, so that the students have to use the command line (the course is testing the command line skills of the students).

    A small boot disk that boots straight into command line would be ideal.

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    Re: Linux - command line only

    Don't know about a LiveCD version of any such linusx, but you could simply install any linux and remove Gnome/KDE forcing it to start in command line mode. Alternatively, edit the rc.d so that gdm/kdm are not started at boot time.
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    Re: Linux - command line only

    Server install, then don't allow them to install wm.

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    Re: Linux - command line only

    Thank you. All of these suggestions are helpful.

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    Re: Linux - command line only

    Another possiblity would be to have one linux box on the network, and then (assuming the computers are currently running windows) have them run putty to ssh into the linux box. You could have them graded on what you see in their home directories. There is NO way they can use the graphical interface with that setup
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    Re: Linux - command line only

    Quote Originally Posted by glug101 View Post
    Another possiblity would be to have one linux box on the network, and then (assuming the computers are currently running windows) have them run putty to ssh into the linux box. You could have them graded on what you see in their home directories. There is NO way they can use the graphical interface with that setup
    yes but they can look for help at internet with windows speaking as student..
    i think a server install will be fine..

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    Re: Linux - command line only

    Quote Originally Posted by madmetal View Post
    yes but they can look for help at internet with windows speaking as student..
    i think a server install will be fine..
    Point well taken However, I have to admit that the internet is where I would turn to if I didn't remember a command in Linux (assuming that the man page and --help option have already failed me )
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