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Re: [K12OSN] Seeking advice and help combining K12LTSP, OpenMosix and ThinStation to create one large project



Chris (and the rest of the list...)

Is there any way to install this cut-down 2.4 kernel on workstations
as I don't have direct control of the network, nor the DHCP/TFTP
server :(

Failing that, is there a boot disk, ISO image or something similar I
can use to retrive said image to the workstation and boot it from
there?

Thanks,

Jon

On Apr 8, 2005 12:22 AM, Chris Thomas <cwt137 yahoo com> wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> K12LTSP is Fedora based but the terminals don't load
> fedora linux. The treminal runs on a totally different
> os than the server. They load a special stripped-down
> version of linux based on the 2.4 kernel. If you
> google arround for LTSP and OpenMosix you will find
> tutorials and some special kernals that have OpenMosix
> support already compiled in. To be real nice, I will
> include one link on the LTSP page:
> 
> http://www.ltsp.org/contrib/ltsp-om5r3c.html
> 
> I hope this helps.
> 
> Chris
> 
> --- Jon Spriggs <jon spriggs gmail com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Over the past year or so, I've been very interested
> > in the Thinstation
> > and K12LTSP projects, and in the last couple of
> > weeks, the OpenMosix
> > project has interested me even further...
> >
> > I know that there were HowTo: documents for
> > incorporating OpenMosix
> > into K12LTSP version 3.x, but I know that K12LTSP is
> > now on version
> > 4.2 - will this make a big difference?
> >
> > I've noticed that OpenMosix works with the 2.4.26
> > kernel, but K12LTSP
> > is based on Fedora Core 3 - which uses a 2.6 based
> > kernel. I'm not a
> > kernel hacker (infact, I've only ever had one
> > successful
> > kernel-build), so I don't really know how much
> > difference there is
> > between a 2.4 kernel and a 2.6 kernel. Would there
> > be much to gain (or
> > lose?) from regressing the K12LTSP 2.6 based kernel
> > to a 2.4 kernel?
> >
> > I know that for OpenMosix to work correctly, it
> > needs the same kernel
> > version between all kernels on the cluster -
> > therefore, I presume I'd
> > need to build the same kernel for the Thinstation
> > project (so chosen
> > because I may be using both Windows and Linux
> > terminal servers on my
> > estate). Is it particularly difficult to build a
> > kernel with OpenMosix
> > in for Thinstation? Would it be worth approaching
> > the Thinstation
> > developer team about building an OpenMosix based
> > package? Maybe even
> > asking them to include the OpenMosix packages into
> > the Kernels they
> > distribute.
> >
> > Essentially, what I'm not looking to do here is
> > build a new project
> > from scratch - I'm far too disorganised and lose my
> > focus a little too
> > quickly for that, but what I'd like to do is
> > organise three mutually
> > compatible projects into one core product which can
> > be used to help
> > the educational world teach and learn, and to help
> > the business world
> > work smarter with the increased drive towards server
> > based computing.
> >
> > I know this work is already done as individual
> > projects, and K12LTSP
> > already does some of the work that Thinstation does,
> > but Thinstation
> > allows you to have a local filesystem, without being
> > overly dependent
> > on DHCP and TFTP servers. Maybe I'm being a little
> > overly ambitious,
> > but I think this could be a really great project.
> >
> > I'd welcome any comments, positive or negative -
> > especially from
> > anyone who may have done any work along the same
> > lines, or who can
> > suggest alternative projects which may also fall
> > well into the same
> > tree?
> >
> > --
> > Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs
> >
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-- 
Jon "Four Star Gun" Spriggs AKA
Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs


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