[K12OSN] Re: cannot get machine booted

Jimmy Schwankl schwankl at chatham.k12.nc.us
Fri Jun 25 16:01:25 UTC 2004

On Jun 25, 2004, at 11:35 AM, Dale Harkness wrote:

> i have a few IBM PC 340 desktops that have onboard video cards (Cirrus 
> Logic), about 16 MB of Ram, and about 3 GB of HD space.  naturally 
> being such a slow machine i wanted to use this for LTSP, so i slapped 
> in a bootable NIC from Intel Pro 100.  when i try to take this machine 
> onto LTSP it gets to the spot where it is starting XFree86, then just 
> sits there and does nothing.  no error message on screen or anything.  
> i have let it go for a while and it does not proceed.  i thought maybe 
> it might be the onboard video, so i slapped in a PCI based video card, 
> but same thing happens there too.  is the IBM PC 340 just not going to 
> work, i have tried 2 or 3 and none seem to work.


I've heard of people having problems getting things to work with only 
16 MB of RAM, especially with the newer versions of K21LTSP.  Try 
adding some RAM (32 MB min.) and see what happens.

Jimmy Schwankl

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