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Re: [K12OSN] Trekking into K12LTSP territory

Hmmm...sorry to hear about your experience with LTSP 3.x, but since you're using Red Hat 9, then you should be able to just go ahead and add the 3.1.0 RPMs. I did this kind of thing on RHL 7.3 a while back with good results (the 2.1.x RPMs).

I mentioned "if he's not running a Red Hat distro" only because I didn't know which distro you were using--for example, I happen to run Slackware most of the time. No need to be concerned about being flamed--the beauty of Free Software is that we have this kind of choice.

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Brian Fahrlander wrote:

On Sat, 2003-06-14 at 09:17, Terrell Prude', Jr. wrote:

Another option, if he's not running a Red Hat distro, is to use the original LTSP, which I know from experience works on many distros.


benefit, but w/o the reinstall or the RPM dependencies that may show


Would this be an option in this case? LTSP really isn't that bad to

set up.

   Yeah, it's Redhat 9; I prefer Redhat because I see it as a
'reference' distro.  Now that it has Apt, what's the point in Debian?
And distros like Mandrake and others are based on Redhat; I like their
stuff, but the sleek, glassy graphics aren't worth the re-tooling time
'cause they have their own set of tools.  It's just a personal choice.

   Please- no flames; this is just my honest opinion and it works for

   Now, I used to run LTSP 2.x; it was a little work to set up, but
that was because my hardware was *severely* limited. What a pain.  But I
loved the final outcome...and it impressed several people, and as far as
I know, it's still running today.  There's an accountant in Chicago
that'll defend her machine by force, if she has to.  :)

   But LTSP's 3.x was a serious pain.  I have no idea what I was doing
wrong ALL FIVE TIMES I TRIED IT, but the etherboot upgrade seemed to be
the biggest part.

   I have no proof that K12LTSP will work any better in it, but I'm
keen to try.  I'm using a single Jammin-125 'cause it's a demo box, but
later I intend to drop it into (for example) a college setting where
I'll show the first one working, and boot existing machines from
floppies for an amplified effect.  At least that's the plan, anyway.

   I think what I'll do, due to the poor luck with LTSP, is to install
it on a spare disk and see if it works. Then if it does, I'll copy all
the demo applications to a safe place, and install it 'for real'.

   I'll letcha know how it goes.  It's a rainy, boring day here in
Southern Indiana; looks like a good day to try.

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