[CentOS] Building an "instant on" X terminal

Fri Apr 16 12:45:21 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 1:26 AM, Benjamin Franz <jfranz at freerun.com> wrote:
>> If you aren't adverse to Ubuntu, 10.04 LTS (beta right now but final by
>> the end of the month) boots in 10 seconds from a hard drive. I've tried
>> it: It was impressively fast.
> I was curious about this and installed one of these on an amd64 VM
> with a standard LTSP installation and my ancient 700MHz i386 laptop
> was running of it within an hour and pretty fast as well. Even sound
> worked fine and stuff like youtube were tolerable. The performance and
> experience was way better than the old thin-client terminals of the
> same age with a cut-down Linux on the on-board CF-Card. The whole
> thing took 13GB on disk and 768MB of RAM to support two clients.
> Trying the CentOS one is probably the next step.

There are substantial differences in the way LTSP4 and LTSP5 work. You might 
want to try both if you haven't yet.  The k12ltspEL5 distro would have LTSP4.

   Les Mikesell
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