We are testing all sorts of systems @ our schools in Tennessee.
I have successfully booted by floppy disk an old eduquest 35 all in
one unit with the mother board upgrade that we just happen to have left
over from an earlier upgrade.
sys is now p-133 mhz, 32 meg ram, isa nic, the mb has on board
The 386 mhz and memory being 30 pin we just didn't try it to many
The lowest sys requirements that we are using are P-100 mhz with 16
meg ram, serial mouse, pci nic, trident video (2-4 meg) booting to 1.6 ghz
server with 512 meg ram.
Have had 10 station active with no problems
We have never been able to get a machine with 8 meg of ram to start x
and get a login screen.
Now the above setup are only going to be used in small classroom labs
- 5 to 6 stations , and mostly internet research.
Jefferson County Schools
Date: Friday, June 14,
2002 10:40:41 AM
Subject: [K12OSN] Older
boxes hang trying to mount nfs
I have a newer gateway box running well as a
finally. Now I'm trying to get where we really wanted to
- that being to get older equipment to be useable again
I have an 8MB IBM Eduquest Forty (hey now - stop
laughing - at least the Twenty-Fives and Thirties will be
by the end of this summer ;-) and a 16MB IBM 330
(486-50) both of which
hang during boot. I'm using ltsp-5
kernels as I've been told previously
that newer kernel have
troubles with older 486 boxes (BTW, the -5
kernel is ok with
the Gateway box). The last messages I see
doing the pivot_root
nfs: server ... not responding
server ... not responding
nfs: server ... ok
nfs: task 63 can't get
a request slot
nfs: task 64 can't get a request slot
older boxes, I have looked but been unable to
find any specifications
on what a minimum workstation
configuration might be. We want to run X
windows (ICEwm is
fine), educational games, open office, a browser etc.
is the minimum configuration (processor speed, ram) that
reasonably permit this keeping in mind that this old
already common here and teachers are used to
slower performance (not
that we like it).
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