EdUbuntu x86 server with Newworld iMac G3 thin client

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Mon Oct 15 20:23:14 BST 2007


On Mon, 15 Oct 2007, Don Venardos wrote:

> I am trying to find instructions for how to setup a new world iMac G3
> 500 mhz as a thin client to a Edunbuntu x86 server. I can't seem to
> find instructions anywhere (other than the comment that you use yaboot
> in the docs), has anyone done this? This is for home use, but academic
> institutions have tons of these machines, so instructions would be
> greatly useful. Ideally the iMac would be able to boot either to OS X,
> OS 9, or Edubuntu. The Edubuntu option could be either netboot or the
> mini-kernel could loaded on the hard drive of the iMac.

I looked this up a while back and it seems that you have to build the thin
client environment on a powerpc machine.  So, what was suggested was that
you would use a live cd to boot a powerpc machine and use it to build the
ltsp.  Instructions are here:


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