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    Diskless workstation


    Can anybody tell me the procedure to configure a diskless workstation and run linux on it?

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    Hi prathap_rajamani, the one thing I could recommend is Puppy Linux, which requires no harddisk provided the USB key you are using is capable of holding 300+ MB: 50MB for the ISO and 256MB for a file which emulates a RAM disk. That distribution has quite a few features, but there are no manual pages to the shell. If there is a CDROM drive you may benefit from DSL, which runs entirely from CD and is commonly used for diagnostic purposes, including configuration.

    Hope this helps


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    Hi prathap_rajamani, the one thing I could recommend is Puppy Linux, which requires no harddisk provided the USB key you are using is capable of holding 300+ MB: 50MB for the ISO and 256MB for a file which emulates a RAM disk. That distribution has quite a few features, but there are no manual pages to the shell. If there is a CDROM drive you may benefit from DSL, which runs entirely from CD and is commonly used for diagnostic purposes, including configuration.

    Hope this helps


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    Okay what do you suggest for me the owner of 12 IA-1 from compaq,


    i have one with no operating system at all and im at a loss on how to make the CF bootable and install some sort of linux on it.

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    Hi IAN442

    The following site offers some guidelines on installing Linux on a Compaq IA-1:
    http://www.ia1hacking.com/ia1_showfi...category=linux

    PuppyLinux is not going to work in all likelihood given that you have too little RAM. If there is a hardware problem, then the parts affected need to be replaced obviously.

    On a sidenote, I have heard of http://www.ipaqlinux.com/ as the authorative source for installing Linux on iPaqs, but definitely no garantees are given.

    Hope this helps


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