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Re: [K12OSN] Support for Etherboot on 486's with ISA NICs

2007/7/2, Doug Simpson <simpsond leopards k12 ar us>:
Hey guys!

Has support for 486 computers and ISA NICs been dropped from K12LTSP?
I have been unable to get it to work with many different NICs and several computers.

When you say use "old hardware" I take that to mean "old hardware". Some of the stuff they talk about on there as being "old hardware" is generations newer than the newest stuff I have.

Being able to "just upgrade the server" when you need newer stuff, should be just that. There are a lot of 486s that work great as terminal clients, but if they will no longer work, there goes the ability to use "old hardware" which really puts poor people like me at a disadvantage.

I have ran versions from 3.x and up and have been very satisfied. Install, and within a few minutes, I can usually get the "old hardware" working. A few more minutes and I can get sound working (usually).

Hasn't happened yet with version 6.0.0.

Could it be simple as making it boot a slightly older kernel than 2.6.x?  Will 2.4.x work on a 486 where 2.6.x won't?

Getting thin on top. . .

We are developing for x486 booting with k12 any version (we are run to fedora k12 6 with 100% success!)
This item: boot 486 and run it all is our job all days!
Sorry for my bad english I try that you undersand.
You can see the project in www.proyectoedulin.com.ar
For now we can boot 10 clients 486 with 8MB ram via VNC in a server k12 with any version up to 6.

If any is interest in this, can talk with me about it!
Geetings from ARGENTINA.


Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
De Queen Public Schools
De Queen, AR
simpsond leopards k12 ar us

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