I'm an 8th grade science teacher and I have recently been given 17 mini dell computers. All are in great physical shape, however, none of them have an operating system or hard drive. I can load Ubuntu 14.04 from USB stick, but to get them to detect and connect to an open WiFi, I have to have them plugged into a Ethernet cable then have to run:
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source (ask me to click "y")
How do I get them to detect and connect to open WiFi, on startup, when booting from USB and not connected to Ethernet cable?
I thought about batch files on desktop, but there's that Ethernet issue again.
Again, I have no operating systems, no hard drives and I have to boot from USB stick
Is there another version of Ubuntu that would work? Is there some way to install some package onto the USB that would run from start up? I just don’t have a clue. It's practically impossible for schools to get funds for the technology we need and I would hate to see these computers go to waste.
My only other options is to set them up and leave them on all the time but that violates school policy and I'd get in trouble for that.
Thanks for any advise