Our class is finally installing Mint Linux on our machines. The problem is our teacher is scared that we'll play war games against the two classes that use the computers. His solution is to install two separate operating systems; due to that fact, that we will need sudo ability, but he doesn't want us to be able to break the OS for the other person (by either playing war games or by making mistakes). His solution is to install two separate operating systems, but I dislike this idea for a couple of reasons. First, we have MBR, so that limits the number of partitions; and second, it's just annoying because they are both Mint Linux, so we'll choose the wrong one a good deal of the time. Anyone know of a way of separating the two operating systems so one person can't screw it up for the other? I'm less worried that we'll play war games because we could do this with the separate partitions and because it's less important. Anyone have any ideas?
I was thinking of limiting the power a user has while still allowing them to use root; however, this could cause problems later on. The teacher wants to control the root account of course.