Well, you've got to remember that this list is specifically focused on
Free Software in K-12 environments, unlike the Ubuntu list which is
more general and tends to focus more on home users. Not a slam on
them, just a different focus. For historical reasons, we're mostly
K12LTSP, yes, since K12LTSP was all there was at first. But we've also
been known to answer Edubuntu and even SkoleLinux questions, since some
of us run those as well.|
Here's some documentation, with screenshots, on how to do NFS installs with RHEL/CentOS (Google was my friend, hint hint). Though these instructions are for RHEL/CentOS 4.x, they work equally well with any other version of RHEL/CentOS and Fedora (and thus, K12LTSP).
The FTP install is very similar, except that you use an FTP daemon on the "source" server instead of the NFS daemon.
Hadn't tried the network install from a DVD image. To be honest, I have never done an install that way. I had been using Edubuntu in a local school I provide free support to. The Edubuntu LTSP server v7.10 has never been very robust and seems to perform slowly since I set it up last fall. I tried upgrading to the Edubuntu LTSP server 8.04.1 version recently but found additional networking issues as well as other items that cropped up since they changed from LTSP 4.2 base to the newer 5.0 platform. I decided to dump Edubuntu LTSP server and go with K12LTSP, but now have run into this problem with the 64 bit images. I will look into network install of the DVD as soon as I can figure it out. Right now I have to go ahead and get the server back up by tomorrow afternoon as there will be a special class offered on OpenOffice.org then. If you have any documentation or a link to point me to for the network install procedure it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the feedback. I have to say, I never got this quick of a response before in any of the Ubuntu forums, especially related to Edubuntu LTSP. Thank again Charlie -----Original Message----- From: Terrell Prude' Jr. [mailto:microman cmosnetworks com] Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2008 11:38 PM To: moon smbis com; Support list for open source software in schools. Subject: Re: [K12OSN] K12LTSP RHEL 5 64 Bit Install Errors Moon wrote:Hello, I downloaded both the K12LTSP 5EL 64bit CDs and 64bit DVD. First, the K12LTSP 5EL 64bit DVD will not burn using CentOS 5.2 or using MagicISO or Nero on WinXP platform. The file is simply too large. I then tried installing using the 8 K12LTSP 5EL 64bit CDs on an ABIT AV8 AMD Athlon 64 3700+ based school server. The installation terminates after running through disk 8 with no discernable error message other than there was an error and gives me a reboot button. I have used this same hardware platform to run 64bit CentOS 5.2 workstation and server previously. I then installed K12LTSP 5EL 32bit using the DVD with success. Can you advise if there will be an updated K12LTSP 5EL 64bit CDs and 64bit DVD to correct these issues? Please advise.Have you tried doing network installs from that 64-bit DVD image? My preferred method is to use either NFS or FTP installs. Way faster than CD's or even DVD's if you're on 100Mbps. --TP