[K12OSN] Re: Making donations work better

Doug Simpson simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Thu May 27 14:56:16 UTC 2004

On Thu, 27 May 2004, David Trask wrote:

> Very cool idea...I'm with you
> "Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com>
> writes:
> >Jonathan, what I had in mind was Stephen's idea, from a previous post:
> >
> >No, what we really need is a diagnostics CD (ala KNOPIX) that will boot 
> >the
> >terminal as a semi-fat client, connect to the LTSP server, output all 
> >of the
> >correct config options for that terminal's lts.conf entry (maybe even 
> >auto
> >add the entry in lts.conf?) a link to the proper rom-o-matic image and 
> >maybe
> >a nice script to create a boot floppy/HD boot image from the ROM image.
> >
> >When using donated hardware it's not practical to get netboot chips for 
> >all the different network cards.  So the easiest thing to do is just to 
> >make boot floppies, which have to correspond to specific network cards. 
> >  Then you have to make some corresponding edits to files on the server.
> David N. Trask
> Technology Teacher/Coordinator
> Vassalboro Community School
> dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us
> (207)923-3100

Then, mount the floppy drive back into the computer and put the blanker 
back in and the disks will not be able to be stolen.

Works for me!


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