[K12OSN] Fedora 14 i686 non-PAE kernel with nbd

Warren Togami warren at togami.com
Tue Jun 21 04:29:12 UTC 2011

On 06/20/2011 08:12 PM, Warren Togami Jr. wrote:
> On 6/20/2011 1:37 PM, Brian Fristensky wrote:
>> I'll elaborate on my reasons for wanting to use LTSP on Fedora 14,
>> because they speak to bigger issues. The short answer is: to buy time.
>> First, it looks like Fedora 15 will be a show-stopper for LTSP on
>> Fedora. I need
>> to upgrade from Fedora 13, so 14 is the only thing I can upgrade to. I
>> have already
>> gotten Warren's LTSP beta working on a Fedora 14 laptop with only a few
>> tweaks,
>> so upgrading my server buys me another 6 months of so before having to
>> make a
>> major decision about where to jump after Fedora 14.
> BTW, what is wrong with EL6 server-side? It has OpenOffice 3.2.1, is
> that adequate?
> I'm experimenting now with building Fedora 14 /opt/ltsp/i386 on EL6
> server. Given that Fedora 14 has an optional non-PAE i686 kernel with
> nbd already built in, it might be a decent short-term solution until we
> figure out the most sustainable long-term solution.
> Warren Togami
> warren at togami.com


Private beta members will find this version at the download site.  After 
you upgrade, delete your /opt/ltsp/i386 then run:

ltsp-build-client --distro Fedora --release 14

This will build your /opt/ltsp/i386 from Fedora 14.  It will be i686, 
non-PAE kernel with nbd, so network swap may work.  I haven't tested 

The same private beta download site has completely untested Fedora 14 
ltsp-server.  I made some theoretical tweaks that were needed, but 
haven't tested it.

I do not consider this to be an acceptable long-term solution for EL6, 
but if you need more thin client hardware compatibility *TODAY* this is 
a convenient stop-gap option for K12Linux EL6 admins.

Warren Togami
warren at togami.com

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