2nd Attempt at Setting Up Lab
ceaustin at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 17:10:45 BST 2008
On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 5:06 AM, Gavin McCullagh <gmccullagh at gmail.com> wrote:
> > also, are you saying i can install the i386 version of edubuntu on the
> > amd dual core server? if so, i didn't know that. please confirm.
> > perhaps that method is worth a try.
> That's exactly what I'm saying. This is for the same reason you can run
> 32-bit windows on amd64 machines. My own opinion, for the moment, the is
> that the 32-bit edubuntu system will probably suit most people better,
> unless the size of your install dictates that 64-bit is necessary (eg you
> need > 4GB ram). Basically, most people need FLASH and it's a real pain to
> get working in 64-bit edubuntu. You may at some point want some other
> proprietary apps too and chances are they need a 32-bit environment too.
I strongly agree with Gavin. Running the 64 bit version is rather
difficult. Flash is a bear, and the printer drivers I needed for a
new Dell Color Laser were only available for 32 bit OS.
If you need to use more than 4GB of memory with a 32bit install, you
can install the server kernel:
sudo apt-get install kernel-server
Then update the images for your thin clients (not sure if it is
necessary, but it won't hurt):
Running 8GB on my 32 bit install.
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