|Customize for PXE||Phillip Smith||5/3/12 6:46 PM|
I want to pay for a customized webconverger but the current system appears to rely on the customized image being able to connect to the internet to get it's customizations?
We need to use webc on an internal, isolated network (with manufacturing machinery) to display a private web-based touch-screen production tracking system.
The customization I need are:
1) Boot from our PXE server
2) Custom homepage
3) Automatic fullscreen
4) No audio/wireless/flash/pdf etc
I originally planned to do it myself and make a donation back to webc once I was successful, but I haven't been (entirely) successful. I've managed to get Item's 1, 2 and 3 working just using boot options, but it is EXTREMELY slow to boot for some reason (approaching 10 minutes). I haven't been successful in making my own ISO :(
|Re: [webc] Customize for PXE||hendry||5/3/12 7:32 PM|
Hi there Phillip,
That's correct, by default we are pushing the "cloud" product. Which
makes sense for us and our clients for several reasons, like being
easier to upgrade and support.
Though we are working on an "Enterprise product" & licensing for
private networks. Please email sales with the seats and details so we
can quote you.
Are you aware of http://webconverger.org/pxeboot ?
Tbh I prefer you go for the USB stick route as PXE booting in my experience:
1) Kill networks (you need a decent network setup)
2) Introduces another single point of failure
Though my colleagues may disagree. ;)
That comes by default
> 4) No audio/wireless/flash/pdf etc
That would need some extra tweaking. Is there a particular reason this
needs to be disabled, or are you just trying to reduce bloat? An
amicable goal btw.
Be good to know what's the issue with creating an ISO. Idea here we
want to make Webconverger hackable so people contribute and validate
For further commercial support discussions, lets please move the
discussion to sa...@webconverger.com and not the list, which is more
for community support and discussing specific issues.
|Re: [webc] Customize for PXE||Phillip Smith||5/3/12 9:21 PM|
On 4 May 2012 12:32, Kai Hendry <hen...@webconverger.com> wrote:
Will do :)
Yes, 1) isn't a problem (all clients are on a 100mb switched network) and 2) is an acceptable risk.
Just to reduce bloat (hopefully boot faster than what I currently see)
Refer my last post to the list: http://groups.google.com/group/webc-users/browse_thread/thread/0d9a3d5be2da01b9#
I never got to finish trying to get this going as my desktop died in a spectacular fashion and I fell behind in other work while I was fixing that :(
Will do :)