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Re: [K12OSN] Frustration

Hi Dave,

Could you tell me what model of Compaq you have.

I've tried getting a couple of Prolinea 486/33 to work without success.

The same 3c509 worked fine in an old clone 486.

I have Compaq training, so i know these machines reasonably well. 

The school I used to work at has Deskpro 5133 machine which work well as

I didn't get a lot of time to make the 486's work so it may still be

In my limited experience, some hardware doesn't play well with K12LTSP.


On Sat, 2002-12-07 at 11:23, Dave Prentice wrote:
> Help, anybody!
>     For 3 months I've been trying to get a classroom LTSP network
> operating. The server seems fine, but I have yet to be able to get
> even a single client to work. I received a generous donation of 3C515
> 100mb NICs, which are ISA so as to run in my old 486s. I downloaded a
> boot image for that card from rom-o-matic. I have tried to boot 5
> machines (Compaq 486s) so far with this NIC but get a message on the
> screen that the boot program found the 3C515, followed immediately by
> an "adapter not found" message and another attempt to boot.
>     I tried several other types of (10mb) NICs, but not a single type
> that I have (eexpress, 3c509, SMC EtherEZ, etc.) has a boot image on
> K12LTSP or rom-o-matic. Here's a simple way to find out if a NIC is
> supported: if I have it, it isn't.
>     Please don't suggest that I buy a bunch of stuff. The point of
> K12LTSP is supposed to be that it runs on old, recycled equipment. My
> school district refuses to support anything but MS, so any expense is
> out of my (very empty) pocket. I am so frustrated with LTSP that I am
> ready to throw it all away. I do not know a single person familiar
> enough with it to give me some on-site support. Is anybody on the list
> near southeast Louisiana?
> Thanks,
> Dave Prentice
> prentice instruction com
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