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[school-discuss] [Fwd: installing 400 DORM PC's and linux]

Please contact Emilio directly if you can help.

-----Forwarded Message-----
From: Emilio Milian <MiliaEm@jcdc.jobcorps.org>
To: info@schoolforge.net
Subject: installing 400 DORM PC's and linux
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 11:24:33 -0600

see attached.

From: Emilio Milian <MiliaEm@jcdc.jcdcnet.org>
Subject: Fwd: DORM PC's and WBL
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 11:21:51 -0600


My name is Emilio Milian, I am a computer instructor at the Treasure Island Job Corps Center in San Francisco.

I am running Red Hat linux in our classroom at present

I am interested in deploying the LINUX TERMINAL SERVER in our classroom and in our student dorms.
This project includes some 400 computers (486 CPU, @ 66 MHz, 20 M ram)
Each dorm room houses 2 students, and are conncected to the internet.

I don't have experience to install a terminal server with linux and would appreciate your help or if you can refer me to someone in the San Francisco area that could help me.

Thanks in advance

Emilio Milian

From: Emilio Milian <MiliaEm@jcdc.jcdcnet.org>
To: Stan Lim <LimS@jcdc.jcdcnet.org>
Cc: Dan Abrami <AbramiD@jcdc.jcdcnet.org>, Marvin Chow <ChowM@jcdc.jcdcnet.org>, Larry Deisler <DeisleL@jcdc.jcdcnet.org>, Alison Freeman <FreemaA@jcdc.jcdcnet.org>, Holli Gaskell <GaskelH@jcdc.jcdcnet.org>, Bob Glass <GlassBo@jcdc.jcdcnet.org>, Yumiko Sega  <SegaY@jcdc.jcdcnet.org>, Jacob Walker <WalkerJa@jcdc.jcdcnet.org>
Subject: DORM PC's and WBL
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 11:08:15 -0600

Hello Stan:

We need to order a hard disk duplicator to install Linux on the 400 dorm computers.  This is second request for information. 
The 486 are too slow and takes about 2 hours each to install doing it manually, opening the pc, installing a CD rom drive, connecting cable to cd rom, partitioning the hard drive, installing Linux 6.2, configuring the network, adding users, testing it on the network, configuring the video, removing the CD rom, connecting correct cable to hard drive, etc. Remember these pcs are 486 running at 50-66 MHz , with 20 to 40 MB of RAM (too little), we may need to cannibalize other pc's to get a decent machine.

I was told that your department might have a disk duplicator. Do you have one? If so, can we use it?
If not, we need to order one to complete this project on schedule.

Please let me know.

As you know, we are using Linux for these donated computers, see the reason for using Linux on donated computers:
see also: 

Your reply is appreciated.

Emilio Milian
Doug Loss <drloss@suscom.net>