LTSP EdUbuntu Client Rom-o-matic Problems

Manu manu at
Sat Feb 2 20:53:24 GMT 2008


2008/2/2, operationsengineer1 at <operationsengineer1 at>:
> hi all,
> i'm trying to setup edubuntu as a terminal server with about 8 clients at
> a local school.  i have the server setup (amd 2.0 ghz opteron) and i'm
> trying to connect the clients.  they have network boot, but don't have pxe
> capability.  therefore, i need to use:
> to create a boot disk for them.  the clients ar p200 - p300 computers from
> gateway and compaq.  i have the mac addresses and i searched for the mfr
> information and have that, too.
> however, i have no clue how to correlate that information to use the
> Choose NIC/ROM type: on the page.  can anyone help?

Have you PCI's ID for the NIC ?

For list PCI's ID use on the old computers "lspci -n" with the liveCD.

And choose in the menu the NIC with the PCI's ID on the

Choose on the menu "ROM output format"  floppy bootable ROM for diskette or
ISO Bootable image for CD Boot

Generate image with "Get ROM" and download on your PC with floppy or CD burn

and create diskette " dd if=image-disk.zdsk of=/dev/fd0 "
or burn image.iso on the CD


also, the instructions at say i need
> to enable pxe emulation.  does that mean i have to choose the pxe bootstrap
> loader format option ROM image for Choose ROM output format:?
> do i need to set any items in Configure configuration options?
> any help is greatly appreciated.  i'm looking forward to giving the kids a
> whole new and much improved computing experience over their current win98
> slow boat to nowhere experience.
> tia...

Emmanuel Le Normand
Ubuntu-fr / Edubuntu-fr
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