[K12OSN] Re: K12OSN Digest, Vol 38, Issue 29

Kemp, Levi lnkemp at bolivar.k12.mo.us
Tue Apr 24 19:34:56 UTC 2007

It's ok. My boss had this thing collecting dust in the server room so we hauled it over to my place for me to work on. It is going to likely become a Server 2003 Box too, running the Update Service. Have to use it for something now, after we figured out the Array, and made it into a 2x450Mhz with 1GB RAM it would be a shame for it to sit over here with my lunch on it any longer ;-) Have you tried putting a different video card in it? That helped a lot for me considering the onboard video is 1MB even a 4MB card helps, I put in an 8MB card and it was a nice resolution for the Fedora Installer. Good luck.


-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com on behalf of xmechanic
Sent: Tue 4/24/2007 1:30 PM
To: k12osn at redhat.com
Subject: [K12OSN] Re: K12OSN Digest, Vol 38, Issue 29
Greetings Levi,

I wish I had seen this earlier before you went through all the headaches 
on that Proliant boat-anchor. We have a similar Proliant 3000 at our 
school that was 'donated' by some well-meaning service facility to 
replace our aging Gateway server. After 2 weeks of config issues, we 
finally managed to get MS Server 2003 to run on it (only in 256 colors 
though). It still won't recognize a simple CD-burner, and IDE 'extra 
storage' drives are out of the question. Definitely not a user-friendly 
machine, especially when it comes to changing out drives in their 
infamous integrated drive cage. Oh well, maybe in the near future it 
will suffice as good support for a welding job for the kids in metal 
shop, LOL! Glad you ended up with some equipment you can actually use. :-)

Dave Land
Land Computer Service

> Subject:
> Re: [K12OSN] New installation on an old Server
> From:
> EJBoshinski <mistrz.linux at yahoo.com>
> Date:
> Tue, 24 Apr 2007 06:19:47 -0700 (PDT)
> To:
> "Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com>
> To:
> "Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com>
> Congrats Levi !!!
> Happy to hear that all your efforts panned out and in the end your 
> going to be moving to NEW equipment :-)
> I haven't worked on Compaq servers for quite awhile, but I do remember 
> that they were very quirky about how they had to configured... not to 
> mention old Compaq DOS...   {8-P
> Again, congratulations on your new toys !!!
> -ejb
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: "Kemp, Levi" <lnkemp at bolivar.k12.mo.us>
> To: Support list for open source software in schools. <k12osn at redhat.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 8:53:27 AM
> Subject: RE: [K12OSN] New installation on an old Server
> Sorry, I got busy again. Nope, no USB support. I can boot from CD 
> though. It is ok, I got lucky last Friday and Yesterday. We had a 
> meeting at my little office and I had just got the parts in for my 
> personal PC which I had already loaded K12LTSP on before they got 
> here. Got to show them the speed of the clients, which I had one with 
> 256MB, and the other with 64MB to show there was no difference. Showed 
> them the Teacher app and how it was comparable to our current Vision 
> software. We also had a call with Ericom about using our older 
> software and came up with the solution to just use TS Client and 
> Rdesktop. We were going to be paying for Terminal Licenses with Ericom 
> or Citrix or any other "solution". So basically I just have to come up 
> with the specs/cost of 2 new servers, one for the open lab and one for 
> the library. After all the work I put into fixing that other one up, 
> we are going to use it as a file server for Windows Updates ;-) . 
> Hopefully we won't need that too much longer. Thanks for the help on 
> trying to get that Compaq working everyone.
> Levi
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