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[K12OSN] ltsp on MIPS and ARM architecture

Greetings LTSP geniuses,

I am looking into purchasing some proper thin clients for our computer lab (we are currently using converted P4/P3 systems).  However, the units I am considering have either a MIPS or ARM processor.  I am curious to know if anyone has tested these architectures with LTSP.  The units are completely solid state and run about $50 or so per unit.  More importantly they have a very low power consumption.  This last point is of critical importance to long term goals as we are looking to installing solar panels to power the lab since power from the grid here in Zimbabwe is extremely unreliable.

Any ideas?


Mathieu Pelletier
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Theological College of Zimbabwe

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   1. Re: LTSP for 486 (Dan Young)


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Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 09:46:32 -0700
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On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Bryan Buchanan <bryanb webbtide com> wrote:
I've loaded FC13 (i386 version) and LTSP. The LTSP packages have a
kernel compiled for i686.

Unfortunately, my thin clients (Microclient Jr DX and MX) are only 486
compatible, so won't boot with this new version.

Am I able to get a 486 version or build this (easily !) ?
Hi Bryan,

This page probably summarizes the issue:

Your best bet may be getting a prebuilt client chroot from from an
earlier version of Fedora, as described in step four here:

Dan Young <dyoung mesd k12 or us>
Multnomah ESD - Technology Services


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