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



I have to use what I have. . . there are no "extras" with enough horsepower to do much. . . hence my reasons for trying to use the old hardware with the newest server available. . . I have one old server (amd athlon 1.6G, 512MBRAM) that I use as a server. That is the very best computer I have at home. I want to be able to get the kids online with their 486's they have in their rooms and give them reasonable speed.  I am running K12LTSP 3.x.x at home with them and they just work. I do know how to do the configs for this old hardware. Worked great in 3.x.x, won't work with 6.0.0. Same hardware, and same entries in config files. . .

Thanks for the reply. . .

Doug


Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
De Queen Public Schools
De Queen, AR
simpsond leopards k12 ar us
>>> "Steven Santos" <steven simplycircus com> 07/02/07 12:33 PM >>>
Doug,

If you have a spare computer, load an older version of K12LTSP on that to
boot the old clients.

  _____

Steven Santos
Director, Simply Circus, Inc.
Email: Steven SimplyCircus com
 Mail: 14 Pierrepont Road
       Newton, MA 02462
Phone: 617-527-0667
  Web: www.SimplyCircus.com <http://www.SimplyCircus.com>



> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com]On
> Behalf Of Doug Simpson
> Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 10:27 AM
> To: k12osn redhat com
> Subject: [K12OSN] Support for Etherboot on 486's with ISA NICs
>
>
> 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. . .
>
> Doug
>
> Doug Simpson
> Technology Specialist
> De Queen Public Schools
> De Queen, AR
> simpsond leopards k12 ar us
>
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