[K12OSN] Network boot hangs

Patrick Fleming k12ltsp at rwcinc.net
Tue Feb 10 14:21:47 UTC 2009

Peter Trifonov wrote:
> In fact, I need just to start rdesktop.
> I have used these PCs for some time with FreeBSD, and 
> the performance was quite satisfactory. Now I am trying to switch to linux
> to get better USB support, but it does not work at all :-(
> With best regards,
> P. Trifonov

Do these machines have a bootable CD drive? If so, you might try out
Thinstation http://thinstation.org/ I use it as a backup for my office
in case the LTSP server goes down so that I can at least use rdesktop to
access our Windows based programs.

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On
>> Behalf Of Eric Brown
>> Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 7:18 PM
>> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
>> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Network boot hangs
>> IMHO, you're probably not going to be happy with the performance you
>> get with 200MHz processors and 96mb of ram.  My Spidey senses tell me
>> that you may not have enough RAM (although technically LTSP can work
>> with even less that this on a client), or you may have put 128MB in a
>> machine that can only see 96MB.
>> I think you'll be happier if you can find some 400MHz or higher
>> machines that have 128MB ram that someone's throwing out.
>> Good luck.
>> Eric
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