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RE: [K12OSN] EL5 K12LTSP



OK. . .

I looked at the kickstart stuff and that is just crazy! May end up trying it if  can't find another way. . .
Think I will try the hard-drive in another computer thing first. . .

Thanks for the help everyone!

Doug

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

>>> "Kemp, Levi" <lnkemp bolivar k12 mo us> 2/8/2008 9:20 AM >>>
What he is saying though is that you can use the same concept. Instead
of sending the thin client a session though, you are actually sending
the installer.

Levi

> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Doug Simpson
> Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:17 AM
> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] EL5 K12LTSP
> 
> I do not want to use the laptop as a thin client. . . I want 
> to demo the K12LTSP EL5 *server* on it.
> 
> 
> 
> Doug Simpson
> Technology Specialist
> De Queen Public Schools
> De Queen, AR
> simpsond leopards k12 ar us 
> 
> >>> "Nick Hadgis" <nick hadgis gmail com> 2/8/2008 9:04 AM >>>
> On Feb 8, 2008 6:21 AM, Doug Simpson 
> <simpsond leopards k12 ar us> wrote:
> 
> > I acquired a laptop at work that was donated by some company and I 
> > would like to try the EL5 (that the current version?) of 
> K12LTSP on it.
> >
> > The problem is, there is no floppy drive and it has a 
> battery in the 
> > CD slot and I don't have a CD-ROM that will fit in there 
> and connect up.
> > (crappy Dell with the caddy thing).
> >
> > Is there a way to install EL on it from the web or something? It 
> > currently has WindersXP on it. That is outta here if I can 
> get EL on it.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > One option would be to pull the drive and put it in another 
> computer 
> > and do the install and then put it back in the original. 
> What caveats 
> > will I run into with this method?
> 
> 
> I've done this with CentOS4, and if I recall correctly, 
> without any major issues. There could be an issue with the 
> network card, it might grab the MAC address of your "install" 
> laptop, then when you put the disk in your laptop, the MAC 
> addresses will not match and networking might not work right 
> "out the box." The fix is pretty straight forward. This is 
> what I would do.
> 
> If your laptop can PXE boot,. you could perform the 
> installation completely over the network,  search for 
> Kickstart +linux ...your laptop can boot essentially the same 
> way a thin client does,  except grab an installation image 
> instead of the thin client image. Check this out for a guide:
> http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-7.3-Manual/custom 
> -guide/s1-kickstart2-putkickstarthere.html 
> 
> A kickstart installation would be a lot of overhead for 1 Laptop.
> 
> -Nick
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> >
> >
> > Thanks for the help!
> >
> > Doug
> >
> > Doug Simpson
> > Technology Specialist
> > De Queen Public Schools
> > De Queen, AR
> > simpsond leopards k12 ar us 
> >
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