The school here wants to teach basic Linux and Unix things like terminal and CLI. The problem is, installing things is not allowed. So, dual boot is out of the question. Just running windows 8.
Next, the systems aren't powerful enough for any VM. Running ancient systems on 4GB RAM. Currently, the school is using Cygwin. But we can't properly use commands like
chmod and the like.
I am thinking of
- Using git bash terminal. Don't know if permission commands will work properly on Windows 8 or not.
- Using live ubuntu on USB. The system will be read-only, so
chmodis out. Or is there a way to do this? Please suggest.
- Using Slackware or Puppy OS.
- As suggested in comments, running a distro online.
As a student what can I suggest to the teachers? Option 3 seems the most viable choice. Any suggestion is welcome.
EDIT: persistent storage is not a requirement. On the contrary, it is welcomed, cleaning up after all the experiments.