[K12OSN] K12LTSP-5.2.0EL and Happy Seventh Birthday K12LTSP

Patrick Healy phealy at dsta.net
Sat Jul 5 19:35:27 UTC 2008

Hello list, 

By way of introduction, I'm a continuous user of k12ltsp in my physics
classroom since version 1.0.  I'm a regular list reader, but seldom
poster.  I'm considering installation options for new hardware that I'll
be building to replace my circa 2002 Pentium III servers that are now
running k12ltsp versions 6 and 7.  I've narrowed down the options to
Centos 5.2 or Edubuntu 8.04, and have working 64 bit OS images of each
for my test server (a desktop machine with Intel Q6600, P35,  & 8GB

The Edubuntu installation was straightforward from CD's.  But for the
Centos, I had to install using the K12LTSP-5.0.0EL version via NFS, and
then upgrade from there.  The difficulty with this was that my Realtek
RTL8111/8168B onboard NIC is not supported until Centos version 5.2.  I
tried a straight Centos 5.2 installation, then copied the k12ltsp yum
repository files, and did “yum install ltsp” but that didn't really

So, the question for the list (and Eric, in particular):  Are new iso
installation images on the horizon for K12LTSP-5.2.0EL?  Thanks.

-- Patrick Healy
Palm Desert High School

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