Installing WeBWorK from a Live DVD

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See also: Installing WeBWorK from a Virtual Machine Image

New WeBWorK Live DVD's are not being Created[edit]

Most of the reliable software (e.g. Remastersys and Systemback) used to create Live DVD's is no longer being supported. Some of the current software (e.g. PinguyBuilder) we have tried has in our hands created unreliable DVD's which have not worked on all our test machines. For a current WeBWorK system we suggest you look at Installing WeBWorK from a Virtual Machine Image.

Overview[edit]

After installing from a WeBWorK Live DVD which only requires a few steps, you will have a full fledged Ubuntu system with WeBWorK, Apache2, MySQL, etc. installed and configured. If your network uses DHCP, networking will be automatically configured for your system. If it uses static IP addresses, you will have to configure networking. Also it is imperative that you CHANGE THE DEFAULT PASSWORDS for the OS users root and wwadmin (which has sudo privileges), for the MySQL users root and webworkWrite, and for the WeBWorK user admin which has professor privileges. See the specific instructions below.

Current Installation DVD's[edit]

Installing_from_WW2.13_Ubuntu16.04_Vanilla_LiveDVD These instructions cover the installation of the Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS 64 bit operating system and WeBWorK 2.13 using the WeBWorK Live DVD.

This "vanilla" version of the server should work find for smaller installations (say a 1000 users or less). There will be a "production" version that adds things like lighttpd,log rotations, etc that are useful for larger installations and/or slower servers. Note that you can always start with the vanilla version and make additions or changes after setting up your server.

Older Outdated Installation DVD's[edit]

These are no longer available.

  • Installing from WW2.4.9_Ubuntu10.04.2LTS_Vanilla_LiveDVD These instructions cover the installation of the Ubuntu Linux 10.04.2LTS operating system and WeBWorK 2.4.9 using the WeBWorK Live DVD. There are two installation DVD's, one for 64 bit systems and one for older 32 bit systems. They are essentially identical.

This "vanilla" version of the server should work find for smaller installations (say a 1000 users or less). There will be a "production" version that adds things like lighttpd, log rotations, etc that are useful for larger installations and/or slower servers. Note that you can always start with the vanilla version and make additions or changes after setting up your server.

This "vanilla" version of the server should work find for smaller installations (say a 1000 users or less). There will be a "production" version that adds things like lighttpd, log rotations, etc that are useful for larger installations and/or slower servers. Note that you can always start with the vanilla version and make additions or changes after setting up your server.

Consult for other WeBWorK documentation for system administrators.

-- Main.ArnoldPizer - 27 August 2017