Linux makes a great platform for deploying diskless workstations that boot from a network server. The LTSP is an open source project to create the administration tools that will make setting up a diskless Linux workstation easier.
|Tags||Office/Business Financial Point-Of-Sale Boot Clustering/Distributed Networks Hardware Installation/Setup Networking Systems Administration Terminals Telnet Terminal Emulators/X Terminals|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: Quite a few fixes, updates, and new features.
No changes have been submitted for this release.
Release Notes: ltsbin and bin were included in the package twice. The extra copies were removed. The X11R6/lib/modules directory was removed. This is primarily for additional X functionality, such as TouchScreens and digitizer pads. The modules will become part of a new package. A new feature was added to the telnet included with BusyBox. It will now pass the terminal type to the remote host. This patch has been submitted to (and accepted by) the BusyBox people. The way the runlevels work within etc/inittab was modified. You can now specify different runlevels for each workstation. Multiple telnet sessions to a remote host are now supported. The install scripts for Redhat 7.1 and Mandrake 8.0 were modified to set command line options for syslogd in the /etc/sysconfig/syslog file. The size of this distribution was reduced from roughly 18mb down to 12mb.
Release Notes: Bug in install.sh fixed where it was looking for 'debian-version' instead of 'debian_version'. Changed distribution to include a mostly complete ltsroot directory complete with libraries and binaries. It was just getting too messy, trying to steal those files from the host. RedHat 7.1 and Mandrake 8.0 now supported.
Release Notes: Updated kernel packages based on the 2.2.18 Linux kernel. Enhancements include support for passing IP parameters from the bootrom to the kernel via the kernel command line, which results in a faster boot because the kernel no longer needs to do a separate bootp/dhcp query. Any kernel argument can now be passed to the kernel. It also includes full support for kernel modules.