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[K12OSN] [Fwd: Problem booting PowerPC with LTSP. Need some help]

Hello Attila,

I'm going to forward your question to some other lists and Mac folks.

Everywhere I go and do presentations about K12LTSP I get the same
questions, "can we use this with all our old Macintosh computers?"

I think it's time we pull together a collaborative effort and get LTSP
ramped up and running on Macs. We should be working with the folks at

I think we're looking for something ranging from a simple working X
server for Macs so they can connect to an existing LTSP server to a
complete thin-client implementation of a Linux based PPC OS via LTSP

I've even heard that there are ways folks can run Mac apps when using
Linux on PPC. Who knows about this?

If you're interested in working on this please contact me.

If you have no idea what LTSP is head for

;-) Paul
Paul Nelson................... pnelson riverdale k12 or us
Riverdale School, 11733 SW Breyman Ave, Portland, OR 97219
school (503)636-4511.....................fax (503)635-6342
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> From: attila mathe mcs-informatik com
> To: Ltsp-discuss lists sourceforge net
> Subject: [Ltsp-discuss] Problem booting PowerPC with LTSP. Need some help
> Date: 16 Feb 2002 16:47:17 +0100
> Hi,
> You're absolutely right! 
> LTSP is designed for X86-PCs with Linux, and it works great. We've installed 
> LTSP on our Linuxserver (SuSE 7.1) which serves 15 PCs. No problem so far. Now 
> we try to 'enhance' LTSPs range of operation to  Macintosh (PowerPC). I 
> conducted some test with a Mac PowerPC 7600/120. SuSE Linux 7.3 for PPCs runs 
> without problems on this Mac/PPC. Now I'm trying to use this Mac as an 
> X-terminal, like a diskless PC. I'm managed to load a customized Linux kernel 
> (2.4.9-benh0) over the network into the PPC (using the same 
> resources/installations as our LTSP-PCs). The kernel is configured to load root 
> fs by NFS form server. I do not have Mac-OS installed on this PPC. Unfortunately 
> the kernel loads just to a certain point and ends with following message:
> attempt to access beyond end of device
> 08:02: rw=0, want=33, limit=27  
> isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=08:02, iso_blknum=16, block=32
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:02
> Questions:
> - What's going wrong? What exactly means this error message?
> - Do I need special kernel settings which aren't mentioned into LTSP docs?
> - Is there any chance that LTSP can serve PPCs too?
> Does somebody has a clue? Every input is highly appriciated.
> Regards
> Attila
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