LTSP EdUbuntu Client Rom-o-matic Problems
erik-o.engstrom at telia.com
Sat Feb 2 22:00:53 GMT 2008
I set up an experimental network with two Compaq deskpros (PIII/600 Mhz
server) (PII 400 Mhz client)
For the client I burned a CD-ROM from room-o-matic. I used the following
In: Choose NIC/ROM type I selected "eepro100:xxxxxxx"
eepro100 is the driver family for my compaq grapic cards. The XXXXXXX ,
could be anything but was for me unnecceassary info as I intented to use
a CD for starting the client.
In: Choose ROM output format I selected Iso bootable image without
legacy floppy emulation. An uploaded the driver.
I then burned the image to a CD and popped it into the clients CD drive.
A corollary to Murphys law is: "Things never work the first time" but
to my surprise IT WORKED.
From: operationsengineer1 at yahoo.com
To: edubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: LTSP EdUbuntu Client Rom-o-matic Problems
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2008 11:18:09 -0800 (PST)
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 rom-o-matic.net page. can anyone help?
also, the instructions at http://www.edubuntu.org/GettingStarted 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.
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