Eee Box and booting with PXE ?

Thierry Munoz thierry.munoz at
Thu Nov 6 12:27:48 GMT 2008

For my school, I have created an local network with a server (AMD Athlon 
x2 3800 mhz, 2 Go Ram, HD 300 Go, gigabit ethernet with Ubuntu 8.04) and 
7 thin clients : it works but the thin clients (those which are about 10 
years old) work very slowly (sometimes, one freeze). So I want to change 
my old PCs (pentium 233 mhz, 64 Mo) because the starting time is very 
long and there are very slow under Firefox or OOo.

I think that this Eee Box could be an interesting choice (and more with 
a linux OS rather than XP) to work as thin client.
So I would have informations about the EeeBox used as a thin client : I 
saw the experience (thanks to Asmo) with a EeePc but no one with EeeBox 
(B202). The EeeTop (or EeeMonitor) solution is too expensive for us : an 
EeeBox (80 Go) with a 22'' wide monitor, keyboard and mice would cost 
about 380 € in France.

So, can the EeeBox boot on PXE and work with LTSP ?

Thanks for yours responses,


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