Consultant system on a live USB drive
These instructions explain how to download and install a disk image of a fully functioning WeBWorK 2.4 system customized for WeBWorK consultants onto a 4 GB or larger USB flash memory drive.
USB flash memory drives
USB flash drives vary greatly in read/write speeds. We suggest using one with that has good specs. For example the SanDisk Extreme Contour drive (25MB/s read and 18MB/s write). Another good option is the Kingston 4GB DataTraveler 410 USB Flash Drive.
Installing WeBWorK on a 4 GB or larger USB flash memory drive
After installing the disk image on a USB flash memory drive, you will have a full fledged Ubuntu 10.04.2LTS 32 bit system with WeBWorK, Apache2, MySQL, etc. installed and configured. WeBWorK will have sample courses (maa101 to maa130) already set up each with a collection of nine problems sets, four of which are assigned. In addition various resources for WeBWorK consultants (handouts, presentations, etc) are will be present on the desktop. This is a 32 bit system so it should run on virtually all hardware.
Your USB flash memory drive will be identical to the flash drives which are distributed at WeBWorK Consultant Training Workshops.
Follow the directions contained in Installing_WeBWorK_on_Live_USB except that you should download the following md5 check sum and .iso file from either of the sites below. Download WW2.4.9_Ubuntu10.04.2LTS_32bit_Consultant_LiveDVD.iso.md5 and WW2.4.9_Ubuntu10.04.2LTS_32bit_Consultant_LiveDVD.iso
The above information in Installing_WeBWorK_on_Live_USB tells you:
This installation of WeBWorK and Ubuntu follows the instructions given in Installation_Manual_for_2.4_on_Ubuntu_10.04. You can look there to find the locations of the WeBWorK files. None of the options Optional A, B or C are implemented.
The only change in this is that the option Optional A is implemented.
Networking is set up using a static ip address following the directions in http://webwork.maa.org/wiki/Local_wf-fi_network#Configure_WeBWorK_server_networking
If you want to change this and use DHCP do the following
Auto ethoand click
- Next to
Method:and scroll down and select
<wwadmin password>and click