[K12OSN] strange install error

Dennis Daniels ddaniels at magic.fr
Sat May 8 01:58:55 UTC 2004

I concur, Les' idea is ideal! NFS install is very easy and quite a time 
saver. We had given up on playing with mode_line edits, old monitors are 
plentiful!,  and went with full install on clients. The fat-clients now 
have full installs of LTSP but we set them in the bash to access the 
server via X -query. The setup is easier; installing via NFS is a snap 
compared to playing with mode_line. The clients need a 3 gig HD, which 
are pretty easy to come by, an NFS server with the ISOs and a boot disk. 
Here are the steps we used to get some older machines/ monitors off the 
heap and into the classroom.


I've tried using micro-knoppix installs to do the same but X -query 
didn't work for some reason... for older machines and installs this 
might be the way to go... using a super driver installer like knoppix to 
load everything to get old monitors etc. working and then X -query to 
the LTSP server to avoid the fuss and muss of configuring obscure and 
dated hardware settings.

> Let me recommend the NFS install method as a time-saver again.  I have
> an NFS export from my desktop machine that I use to install all
> redhat/fedora based systems.  I just download the iso images of each
> new version into a directory and burn the first cd.  Floppies will
> work, but it may take several to get the network and disk drivers
> you need.  At the CD boot prompt, enter 'linux askmethod', then pick
> the NFS image method later and enter the NFS server and path to
> the directory of images.  This is faster, avoids the cd dma issues,
> and you don't have to wait around to swap disks.  You can start one
> at the end of the day, go home, and come back to a server ready to
> be booted.
> ---
>   Les Mikesell

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