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Subject: [DPRG] RBNO
From: Rodent daweasel at swbell.net
Date: Wed Feb 12 21:40:01 CST 2003

Ideally you want to build up the computer and get it to a functional state
with all software, drivers etc... loaded, preferably with a second drive for
user data. Use Ghost or something similar to back up the entire OS /
application partition, so that if / when someone hoses the installation you
can restore it quickly without having to reload the OS and go through all
the headaches.

We set up a PC this way for testing a complete software installation. After
each attempt it took about 2-3 minutes to restore a virgin software load
versus hours loading Winders and all the other drivers.

----- Original Message -----

> The general idea we were kicking around was to have 3-4 workstations
> different O/S (DOS, Windows, OS/2, Linux) and load them up with all the
> robotic related software we can get and have one "blank" station. They
> be used by anyone needing to do some on-the-spot program tweaking while
> testing their 'bot on the test track and the "blank" system could mirror
> of the other systems on an "as needed" basis so that a teacher could tutor
> student(s) and work side by side together.

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