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

Alberto Castillo proyecto.edulin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 17:41:30 UTC 2007

2007/7/2, Doug Simpson <simpsond at 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 at leopards.k12.ar.us
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