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THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. Detailed explanations for a first install manual are being prepared. Meanwhile refer to the installation chapter at the wheezy documentation install page.
Get a DebianEdu copy
Check the Get a Copy page to learn how to get a copy.
A simple topology example
The image below represents a simple topology that can be created using the essential profiles. This configuration is simple but could be perfectly used at a single classroom. If you are experimenting with DebianEdu, it is strongly recommended that you start trying with this simple example and once you get it, expand from it. Chances are it will be much more easy for you to isolate problems when they arise.
The main server with the "main-server", "thin-client server" and "workstation" profiles installed on it. That computer must have two network interfaces, one connected to a Internet gateway and one used to serve to the different thin clients. In most small networks, two ethernet gigabit boards should be enough.
You could even omit the switch 10.0.0.0/8 if you only wanted a thin-client server and didn't need any individual workstation connected to the main network.
TIP: if you need to install additional computers, connect it to the "switch 10.0.0.0/8" and boot through network. You will then get a menu with installation options. This is the preferred method to add new nodes on the network as most of the configuration is made automatically.
Thin clients can be both connected to the main network or to the main-server branch.
Prepare necessary hardware
A detailed manual with any necessary information is being prepared. Meanwhile, you can find information on installation at the wheezy documentation install page