This is a description on how to install Debian Edu / Skolelinux on a Raspberry PI using Raspbian and debian-edu metapackages.
There is no officially released version of Debian Edu for Raspberry Pi, but it can be easily installed manually. We need to install Debian on Raspberry Pi first, then transform it to a regular Debian Edu workstation. We will start by installing Raspbian. This is a version of Debian that is specially made for Raspberry Pi. After that we install the debian-edu metapackes using a script to transform the installation into a Debian Edu workstation (which needs a Debian Edu main-server to be useful..
2. Write the image to a SD card using either UNIX tool dd. or if you are Windows user Win32DiskImager. You can find detailed instructions also in this Raspberry PI offical guide. The installation with the complete meta-packeges set requires 11,2GB, so use 16GB SD card at least.
3. Boot up and Log in with username: pi and password: raspberry. Use raspi-config to change default password and set localisation options, typing at prompt:
4. Exit raspi-config and add password to the root user:
sudo passwd root
5. At next prompt, log in with username: root and password: what you chosed at step 4.
6. Update and upgrade the package database:
apt-get update apt-get -y upgrade
8. Install debian-edu-config:
apt-get install –y debian-edu-config
9. Now you will find several scripts in /usr/share/debian-edu-config/tools folder, so go in:
- Run the script, install xfce desktop (uses the least amount of ram):
DESKTOP=xfce bash -x tools/debian-edu-bless
11. Now you can access desktop, from lightdm, using pi or root users only.
- You must add system, using GOsa2 from the server, to access using LDAP service. If you need MAC address of your new Raspberry Pi workstation, from command line type: