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Re: [K12OSN] Re:thin client newbie



Dale,
	the NC will *not* boot from flash with stock bios. it *will* read
a file in the "approved" ibm format and run it. The only sane way to make
them work as ltsp terminals, is to reflash the bios for real network boot.
julius

On Thu, 19 Dec 2002 dale quigg aspentech com wrote:

> Hi Nicholas,
>
> I bought one of these for US$104 because I thought they would be an ideal
> thin client.  Geode x86 CPU, no fans, includes keyboard and mouse.
>
> However, I'm about ready to give it away :-(
>
> I too am a k12ltsp newbie and these thin clients to not work "out of the
> box".
>
> I'm trying to use rom-o-matic to create a boot rom image, but I have not
> been able to determine the Ethernet chipset on the N2200 8683.  Also, once I
> figure that out, I'm not sure how to get the thin client to use that boot
> image.  I see two options
>  1) boot from flash
>  2) point the thin client to the boot image on the server
>
> For #1, since I don't have a flash card slot on my main PC, it's kind of
> hard to get a working flash card.
>
> For #2, I haven't figured out the correct settings (if they exist) to point
> to a rom image that is placed on the server.
>
> Here's a HOWTO that may be helpful.
> http://howtos.linuxbroker.com/howtoreader.shtml?file=NC-HOWTO.htm





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