[Wolves] Bored? Try LTSP
andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk
Tue May 24 21:57:38 BST 2005
>On Monday 23 May 2005 21:05, Andy Wootton wrote:
>>For all those people who have said they are bored with how simple their
>>current distro has become, I commend to you the Linux Terminal Server
>Yes siree! We use it at Handsworth Grammar School
>>I recommend Ubuntu for the server
>I wouldn't. IMO you're much better off with the K12LTSP distro
>(http://k12linux.org/) which is built on FC3. You just download the iso's
>and away you go. Otherwise you have to download and install LTSP yourself.
Exactly. Far too simple! It is time-consuming complexity that we crave
here ... oh, and I only had Ubuntu on my laptop.
>>You only need an old, slow box for each client (i.e. child/spouse/aged
>>parent) but you'll 'need' one kick-ass server for the good of all. Enjoy.
>Our servers are ... not exactly powerhouses.
Shhh! That's an excuse.
I got it running today. 192 MB isn't enough for a server running two
Gnome sessions, apparently.
I wasted most of yesterday because I couldn't work out why my client
wouldn't boot when it had a couple of days before. I finally realised
that I'd rewritten the floppy using the NT version of Rawrite rather
than rawritewin that I used at home. I trusted Windows to do one bloody
thing... No error messages - just a boot disk that doesn't.
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