[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu based Community centre in Exeter - the latest
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Fri Feb 29 07:25:15 GMT 2008
Sean Miller wrote:
> Not sure about the menu entries on a KDE/Gnome install, but there's
> presumably no reason at all why you couldn't dual boot two installations?
> The client machines themselves will all be recycled old machines made
> around 1998 with AMD K6/2 450MHz processors with about 64/128MB each,
> they will boot from Compact Flash to IDE adaptors using Etherboot
> (unfortunately the smallest CF card I could find was 1GB, very
> Not sure that 128MB will be enough for Ubuntu/Kubuntu. I'd have
> thought that you were into Xubuntu territory there...
It's using LTSP on the server so the clients will be booting up a basic
kernel, X and then running the programs on the server side (you can
actually get away with a Pentium 120 with 32MB memory).
The great thing about it is because the server is a quad core 2.4GHz
Xeon with 4GB memory it will handle the actual running of the apps.
This will give you an idea of what I mean (although we're using a fixed
installation rather than a mobile LTSP installation) -
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