DRBL vs Lowfat
sverma at sfsu.edu
Sat Sep 22 23:48:30 UTC 2007
Note: I posted this on edubuntu-users as well.
I had posted a while ago about specs for a server to serve up about 35
clients. Many of you replied and thank you so much for the input - we
managed to acquire a dual Xeon (2.8GHz each) with 4GB of RAM and two
SATA drives. Edubuntu goes on it next week.
In the meantime, I came across Diskless Remote Boot for Linux
(http://drbl.sourceforge.net/). DRBL's approach seems to be more along
the lines of what might suit us better; our desktops have 2GB of RAM and
fast Core Duo processors, so we might as well use those horses. A bit
more looking around led me to something called LTSP 5' s "Low Fat"
client, which is similar to DRBL. However, I haven't been able to find
any documentation on "Low Fat" with respect to LTSP 5.
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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