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

For running Mac apps on Linux on PPC, see www.maconlinux.org. ?It runs the 
whole Mac OS 9.x or 8.x on top of linux, similar to Netraverse's Win4Lin I 
suspect (haven't tried it myself--yet!). ?Of particular interest is the 
screen shot showing multiple Mac OS sessions running. ?It strongly suggests 
that you could use a hefty PPC box to support multiple X-terminals with each 
one running a Mac OS session. ?It appears to be just another X app so remote 
display /shouldn't/ be an issue. ?Arguably, this is not the most efficient 
method for supporting Mac apps, requiring each user to load the whole OS to 
to run even just one app. ?OTOH, with Mac OS X being BSD-based, perhaps newer 
apps (those that run natively on OS X) can be remotely displayed. ?I'll have 
to check that out.

I'm really interested in trying this, as my kids' school is all Macs. ?(Was 
all set to meet with the school technology director about this, and then my 
boss quit so I'm doing his job and mine for now, so no time for the school 
for a few weeks--curses!) ?

(Sorry Paul, didn't mean to send the first version of this message to you 
instead of the list.)


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Subject: [K12OSN] [Fwd: Problem booting PowerPC with LTSP. Need some help]
Date: 16 Feb 2002 08:15:26 -0800
From: Paul Nelson <pnelson riverdale k12 or us>
To: k12osn redhat com,
 macep lclark edu,
 linuxppc-announce lists linuxppc org

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
Riverdale Web Page......... http://www.riverdale.k12.or.us

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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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