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Re: Setting up a file server for a diskless X-Terminal

On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 18:15 -0400, Derek Tattersall wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
> > I'd expect much better performance with the ltsp approach (running 
> > only X on the client with the desktop and apps on the faster machine) 
> > than you would have running the 2nd machine as a workstation with 
> > everything mounted via NFS.
> >
> I don't like the looks of K12LTSP. It seems to limit you to running FC5. 
> I'd like to set this up with F8 when it comes out.
> Oh well. It looks like it is not possible to do what I want to do. At 
> least not easily.
my objection to k12ltsp is that it is a turnkey setup.

ltsp rides on whatever you have installed. Fedora though would require
using ltsp 4.2.x because ltsp 5.x is only ubuntu/debian at the moment

The point of using ltsp is that it does all the heavy lifting for you
and in essence would give you exactly what you want (diskless
workstations) and the only difference is that you ***think*** you want
to do it in your own prescribed way. LTSP sets it all up as an NFS
server, thus you get the tftp bootup, then nfs mount the software (i.e.
the file server).

Easily of course, is always subjective

Craig White <craig tobyhouse com>

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