[K12OSN] K12Linux EL6 Preliminary Feasibility Assessment

Jeff Siddall news at siddall.name
Sat May 21 02:57:53 UTC 2011

On 05/20/2011 09:05 PM, burke at thealmquists.net wrote:
> I know I didn't expect you to ever get i586 clients working on EL5. I think anyone who wants that is better off using ubuntu/debian, or ltsp 4 on el5.
> "Warren Togami Jr." <warren at togami.com> wrote:
>> ========================================
>> i686 with PAE minimum means the majority of existing LTSP client 
>> hardware are unsupported.  Additionally, EL6 kernel lacks nbd.ko.

I am still a bit puzzled by this i586 stuff.  i586 hasn't worked on
K12Linux since F11 and now we are four releases beyond that.

Telling people that they need to upgrade from an architecture that came
out in 1993 (that's 18 years ago) to be able to run the latest versions
of stuff doesn't seem that crazy.  Even low power embedded CPUs like the
Via C3 are now a decade old and, at least in Fedora, the Geode is
considered an i686.


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