Embedd kiosk config in the installation ISO

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Embedd kiosk config in the installation ISO

Post#1 by ch4lk » 17 Aug 2018, 05:01

I suppose it's the lazy admin. in me but,
would it be possible to have an answer file so that on usb insert, there's no need to type in details?
Like I said, I'm lazy :D

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(usb) answer file?

Post#2 by fanthom » 17 Aug 2018, 06:11

Tip for even more lazy admins:

a) remaster installation ISO
b) create config.xzm module containing /media/kiosk-config.txt
c) load your config using 'Load config' option in the wizard (takes two mouse clicks)

This way you do not have to type anything or insert any 3rd party usb device during installation.
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Re: (usb) answer file?

Post#3 by ch4lk » 30 Jan 2019, 01:13

so, not only am I lazy but slow as well :D

remastering the iso won't compromise safety in that users can't see the file if I have file access turned off?
But I do want users accessing 'media'.

edit: my apologies. here's what's in the config.txt
1.enable_file_protocol=no
2.removable_devices=yes
so users def. have read/write access to media in the cloud edition.

ps. Thank you for 4.8. I am attempting to let it read remote config files: no success, as per my endeavours with 4.7.
What I haven't tried is SSH access and running the pactester.

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Re: (usb) answer file?

Post#4 by fanthom » 30 Jan 2019, 08:38

Good point.

You could use this parameter to delete config file during every system boot so it would not be available after installation:

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run_command=rm /media/kiosk-config.txt

Thanks
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Re: (usb) answer file?

Post#5 by fanthom » 22 Feb 2019, 07:38

Moved thread to 'Tutorials', made sticky and renamed so its easier to find.
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