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Re: [K12OSN] Basic LTSP Question



you can use cygwin to get a desktop from windows..or nxclient(basedon
cygwin) if you set up freenx on server(google for rick_stout + freenx)..or
vnc..or even a webbased  java applet like sshvnc-applet

> Here are the 2 easiest methods, in my opinion.
>
> 1)  Use the built-in PXE boot function available in
> most newer laptops.  You'll need to be plugged in the
> the network for this (wireless won't work).  You may
> need to hit a special key to pull up a boot menu
> before Windows comes up (it's F8 or F12 on a lot of
> machines) and then choose "boot from network" or
> something similar.  In this case, your laptop will not
> be running Windows, only Linux.
>
> 2)  Use VNC.  You'll need to start the VNC server on
> the K12LTSP server machine.  You do that by going to
> "System", "Administration", "Services", then click on
> vncserver and hit "start".  Next you need to install a
> VNC client on your Windows machine.  I recommend
> TightVNC:  http://www.tightvnc.com/download.html
> Once installed, run the vnc viewer and tell it to
> connect to your K12LTSP server (either by IP address
> or by hostname).  In this case, your laptop will be
> running Windows, but will have a window displaying
> your Linux session.
>
> -Rob
>
> --- Brian <belstsrv gmail com> wrote:
>
>> Hello List...first post..
>>
>> In reading about K12LTSP, it seems like to connect
>> to the Terminal
>> Server, you need to do a network boot of sorts.
>>
>> Is this true or can you 'RDP' in to the server like
>> a Win Terminal Server?
>>
>> I was looking to experiment with K12LTSP on an old
>> 500MHz machine and
>> was going to connect to it from my laptop, but in
>> reading, it looks like
>> you need the client machine to be dedicated and not
>> running another OS
>> and then connecting to the Terminal Server.
>>
>> Am I correct or could I boot in to XP and then
>> connect to the LTSP server?
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
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