[K12OSN] PowerPC iMacs as LTSP thin clients
R. Scott Belford
scott at hosef.org
Tue Dec 16 20:45:36 UTC 2008
Great work, Warren. I know the EL release supported the PPC
architecture, so you may find a good foundation there.
What about flash and java? Do you anticipate issues?
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Warren Togami <wtogami at redhat.com> wrote:
> "Schools have thousands of old G3 iMacs that are now too old and slow to be
> useful. They would be useful again if they were LTSP thin clients, logging
> into a modern x86_64 terminal server. So I tried to make them boot as thin
> clients using LTSP and standard Fedora ppc components. The next release of
> ltsp will automatically build a thin client chroot in /opt/ltsp/ppc with the
> ltsp-build-client command. The idea is that you could copy that
> /opt/ltsp/ppc chroot to your x86_64 server that handles ordinary i386 client
> netboot, and through dhcpd.conf trickery it could serve netboot to the PPC
> clients. Unfortunately I couldn't get it to work."
> Read the blog for details. If anybody has further suggestions of stuff to
> try I'm all ears.
> Warren Togami
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