2nd Attempt at Setting Up Lab

Charles Austin 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):
sudo ltsp-update-kernel
sudo ltsp-update-image

Running 8GB on my 32 bit install.


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