[K12OSN] Which K12LTSP version is most reliable?

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Sun Jun 10 23:30:59 UTC 2007

I've been using K12LTSP 4.2EL (the CentOS 4 version) since September
2005 with no problems.  Haven't gotten around to trying 5.0EL yet
(hopefully soon!).

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Ronnie Miller wrote:
> I'm starting to implement K12LTSP in a couple of elementary school
> labs. Right now, I'm using version 6. Since I'm still a newbie with
> Linux, do I need to deploy this version school-wide (my ultimate
> goal)? Or, is there a more reliable, easier to deploy version? I've
> read some threads about a "CentOS" version. Is it more
> stable/reliable? Or, is Version 5 more stable?
> I originally downloaded V5 and installed it on a Compaq server. It
> went well. Before I deployed it, V6 came out and I downloaded it and
> installed it. That's when I ran into the missing PXE files problem.
> I've built a couple more test servers with 6 and on some, I've had no
> problems, but on one I again ran into the missing PXE files problem. I
> installed it exactly the same way as the others. I didn't specify any
> customized options during the install - just the default options, but
> still had the problem on an HP server.
> I guess what I'd really like to know is:
> 1) Do I need to go with the "CentOS" version? (Which one?), or
> 2) Do I need to keep using Version 6? or
> 3) Do I need to drop back to Version 5?
> Any thoughts and suggestions are appreciated. I hate to be a pain, but
> I do get a lot from reading the archives. Thanks, guys!
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