[K12OSN] Re: cannot get machine booted

Doug Simpson simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Fri Jun 25 17:49:55 UTC 2004

the terminals should work with 16MB RAM but they will be slow and prone to 
restart themselves seemingly at random.

I was running one of those Compaq all-in-one units with 8MB RAM.  It would 
run about 5 minutes and restart X.  Upped it to 16MB and it mught go 15 
minutes to an hour.  Bumped it to 24MB and it works very reliably with 
that. . .


On Fri, 25 Jun 2004, Jimmy Schwankl wrote:

> 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.
> >
> Dale,
> 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.
> Peace,
> Jimmy Schwankl
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Doug Simpson
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