[sf-lug] Creating a Linux Lab
catenarellc at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 17:30:27 PDT 2007
Sorry for the top post (from blackberry). I'll look at the two
machines this evening and see if I can combine the RAM in the two.
I could also drop them off at someone's location either tomorrow or
Wednesday. Unfortunately, i'm going to be out of town from thursday
until next week.
An additional distribution to look at is the Debian education
distribution. It has a great customized webmin interface for managing
your users via ldap. When I initially created the lab in south Africa,
ubuntu had a nicer interface but the Debian education distribution was
easier to manage.
On 7/2/07, Tom Haddon <tom at greenleaftech.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 12:06 -0700, Catenare LLC wrote:
> > On 02 Jul 2007, at 11:18 AM, Jeff Bragg wrote:
> > >
> > > "None of the Dell Gx150 machines that were donated meet these specs.
> > >
> > > According to Dell documentation, they can only accommodate 512 MB
> > > of RAM.
> > > Ref: http://tinyurl.com/24b2sr
> > > That said, I've never tried putting more in these machines, so they
> > > may
> > > unofficially accept more.
> > >
> > > I do not know the status of other machines at the lab, but Kami might.
> > >
> > > Also, please note the although there is a spare PCI slot available,
> > > these
> > > machines are "small form factor" and require a half-height aka
> > > low-profile PCI card."
> > >
> > I have 2 Dell PowerEdge 2300 Servers with 512MB of RAM each. They're
> > Dual Processor Pentium 3 machines @ 600mhz. One has a 20/40gb DLT
> > drive. I'm about to recycle them but would rather donate them if
> > anyone is interested. 3Com Superstack II Dual Speed hub available too.
> > I've actually used similar servers for a Linux lab setup in South
> > Africa. I used a combination of Edubuntu and regular debian for my
> > lab. Also used recycled machines and thin terminals (from Devon IT
> > http://www.devonit.com) in the lab.
> > Let me know if interested. Thanks.
> Hi Johan,
> Sounds like a very generous offer - thanks very much! Do you know if it
> would be possible to increase the RAM on either of these machines
> (presumably by borrowing from the other)? I think it sounds very
> promising, but to be able to support the number of thin clients we're
> expecting (10), we would probably need to get close to 1GB RAM per the
> article's recommendations.
> Sounds like you have experience with this kind of thing specifically -
> if you have other comments let us know.
> Cheers, Tom
> > Johan N. Martin
> > Catenare LLC
> > 534 Pacific Ave
> > San Francisco, CA. 94133
> > Phone: (415) 834-9802
> > Fax: (415) 294-4495
> > http://www.catenare.com
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