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This article describes briefly how you can set up a UCC Thinclient from USB-Stick to run your own device.<br>
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This article describes briefly how you can set up a UCC Thinclient on a USB-Stick to run it apart from your own device.<br>
 
Prerequisites:
 
Prerequisites:
 
* UCS DC Master with installed modul UCC  
 
* UCS DC Master with installed modul UCC  
  
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There are two possible ways to install the UCC on a USB-Stick.
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For the first solution it is necessary to build your own UCC local image according to the [http://docs.univention.de/ucc-manual-1.0.html#imagegen:toolkit UCC-manual]. Here you can set the parameter "device" with "hda", "sda", "auto" etc. The "auto" determine the first available device and therefore the second solution will be described.
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= Demount Flash from Thinclient =
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The UCC Boot-Menu does not provide a particular Boot-Parameter to select a Boot-Device and therefore it is necessary to demount the flash from the thinclient.
  
= UCC ISO image =
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= PXE-BOOT with Thinclient =
There are two possible ways to obtain a UCC ISO image.
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Attach a USB-Stick on the thinclient and rollout the UCC image [http://docs.univention.de/ucc-manual-1.0.html#rollout:imagerollout via PXE]. The USB-Stick should be automatically detected. Choose "Image boot with update check / Initial installation" and "Repartitioning for installed systems" in the Univention-Management-Console. It is necessary to join the client one time but afterwards it is possible to use the USB-Stick on any other device.
First you can download a default image from [http://ucc-images.software-univention.de/download/ucc-images/ UCC-download page]
 
Second you build your own local image according to the [http://docs.univention.de/ucc-manual-1.0.html#imagegen:toolkit UCC-manual].
 
If you build your own custom UCC-image it is important to set the parameter iso during build.
 
 
 
= Create Bootable USB-Stick =
 
Find USB-Stick:
 
sudo fdisk -l
 
The USB-Stick usually is detected as /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc or /dev/sdf.
 
Copy ISO-File to USB-Stick:
 
dd if=/path/to/iso-file of=/dev/sdb
 
 
 
= Rollout =
 
After the image has been written to disk and the boot medium is started, a boot menu appears. Here, "UCC - Image installation with forced repartition" needs to be selected.
 

Revision as of 13:45, 25 March 2014

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This article describes briefly how you can set up a UCC Thinclient on a USB-Stick to run it apart from your own device.
Prerequisites:

  • UCS DC Master with installed modul UCC

There are two possible ways to install the UCC on a USB-Stick. For the first solution it is necessary to build your own UCC local image according to the UCC-manual. Here you can set the parameter "device" with "hda", "sda", "auto" etc. The "auto" determine the first available device and therefore the second solution will be described.

Demount Flash from Thinclient

The UCC Boot-Menu does not provide a particular Boot-Parameter to select a Boot-Device and therefore it is necessary to demount the flash from the thinclient.

PXE-BOOT with Thinclient

Attach a USB-Stick on the thinclient and rollout the UCC image via PXE. The USB-Stick should be automatically detected. Choose "Image boot with update check / Initial installation" and "Repartitioning for installed systems" in the Univention-Management-Console. It is necessary to join the client one time but afterwards it is possible to use the USB-Stick on any other device.

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