2nd Attempt at Setting Up Lab

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Sat Apr 5 17:16:19 BST 2008

operationsengineer1 at yahoo.com wrote:
> hi all,
> i bought a server to convert a bunch of pii 200mhz machines into edubuntu terminals at my kid's school.  however, i didn't quite understand the complexity of using intel based terminals and an amd64 dual core server.  long story short - they wouldn't connect.  this is likely due to my lack of wizardry, however, i'm not trying to be a dual architecture, work through incompatibilities wizard, i'm trying to set up a lab that kids will find useful.
> so, it is on to plan b.  i want to swap out the main board on the server and go with an intel cpu.  are there any "gotchas" i can avoid by picking the right motherboard and cpu?  do intel 64 bit cpus pose a problem?  
> thanks for sharing your insight and experience.
> oe1
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If your server is AMD64 and your clients are 32 bit, you can still use 
the setup to build ltsp images (ltps-build-client) for the 32 bit client 
machines. In fact, I believe there's a page in the wiki on building 
PowerPC clients running off aa64 bit server...I'm a bit tight on time, 
so I cannot search right now...maybe someone else can point to it?

Also make sure your PII machines can PXEboot or are setup for etherboot.


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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