Originally Posted by khd479
Hi i am in need of a Linux distro that can be installed on a diskless workstation. I want the distro to boot up and open a web browser and just allow users to browse the net and nothing else. The distro would need to have network capabilities to get a dhcp address.
Is there currently a distro that any knows of that could do this? And is what I want to do even possible?
I am very new to Linux. Actually i have never used it before so i am looking for some help with this project.
And welcome to LQ.org. There are several distribution which meet your requests. I personally would recommend you Ubuntu:
It's very easy to use, has a great community and some very handy tutorials on the net.
It runs off the CD-rom as well, which suits your needs on the "diskless" part. Download a copy from the link I posted and burn to a CD. Boot with that CD on the drive and you can start trying out Ubuntu without modifying anything on you computer, it will run from the CD-rom and it is a great way to test it and see if all your hardware works fine with it.