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Re: [K12OSN] K12 install how to on top of Centos 64 bit 5.x



A few thoughts:
1 - trying to install a k12ltsp on top of vanilla install requires some
intimacy with the finer workings of ltsp. If you have to remember how
you did it last time, you may want to stick to a stock install
2 - As mentioned elsewhere, PAE kernel 
3 - Since drives now run $30-40, it's worth doing a clone installation
(say, using dd) and sticking it on a shelf somewhere. Given what your
time is worth (or things you'd rather be doing), it's cheap insurance.
In fact, I recommend for businesses, since hardware is so cheap, just
build a clone machine and stick it in a closet (or have it synch up
nightly or even hourly to an active box). When an ltsp server could run
$1200-1500, it wasn't cost efficient. Now that you can buy a dual core,
couple gig RAM box for $300-400, it is. 

regards,
William

On Tue, 2009-10-20 at 12:00 -0400, k12osn-request redhat com wrote:
> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 11:01:23 -0600
> From: Jim Christiansen <jim c christiansen gmail com>
> Subject: [K12OSN] K12 install how to on top of Centos 64 bit 5.x
> To: k12osn redhat com
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> Hello Everyone,
> 
> Well, on schedule it seems, one of my K12LTSP servers has had its
> drive
> fail.  I seem to need to replace one of the three server drives every
> couple
> of years...  Just long enough for me to forget how I did it last time.
> 
> I have backups of /home, /opt, /etc ...
> 
> The last time I had to do this I did an http install from a webserver
> directory that I had altered with proper centos 64 image files.  The
> K12LTSP5 iso is missing the proper image and won't boot.  I need the
> 64 bit
> version as this server has 6 gigs of ram.
> 
> Is there a fixed EL5 64 iso or ...Does anyone have a nice quick how-to
> filed
> away anywhere?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Jim


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