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Old 05-26-2011, 01:36 PM   #16
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I checked out Netstation, however no ISO boot disks. While reading Netstation info I found there is a version that replaces it, Thinstation (2.2). I downloaded that too. Again no ISO boot included. Both look like they would also do what I need. Thinstation even talks about cd in, booting up to remotedesktop including haiving the user login.

So I do not know how to make ISO boot cd from these versions to try them out. I can not say they have all the drivers for the system I would use them on to test them either.

Network boot using pxe is a no go here. I have no way to make ROM chips or other for the network cards in use. I will have to look more into the pxe boot process to see what I can do. The CD boot is the best option with USB second.

I have not figured out yet how to get Slitaz to adjust monitor resolution other than boot in yet too. I need to adjust the default to 1024 x 768. I am still just using the ISO image from the download, not customize to anything I am doing, till I have it worked out what will be included or not. Using a utility included in the core package, the overhead memory used is less than 50 meg. Very good and not going to be a problem with these systems in anyway, they are either 512Mb to 1 Gb. The video on the HP systems is Intel.

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Old 05-26-2011, 04:08 PM   #17
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:36 PM   #18
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I have not figured out yet how to get Slitaz to adjust monitor resolution other than boot in yet too.
This may be because you are using the xvesa CD. Have you tried the other version, after replacing the CD-ROM? If I boot that in VMware it defaults to the resolution you want.
You may try it with a boot option like vga=791 (1024x768x16) or vga=792 (1024x768x32), but I don't know if that will work.
 
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I have not played with thinstation in a few years so would have not idea what hardware it supports. You can use the ts-o-matics websites to build a ISO for you instead of trying to build everything from scratch. There are also some general already built ISOs you can download too.

http://www.thinstation.org/
 
Old 05-26-2011, 05:03 PM   #20
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I am using the core version at this moment. I did boot the first few times on the xvesa one and it asked me on boot what resolution to use. The core only asks for language and keyboard map. I am sure there is a command line item there. I might just go ahead and try to make that live cd/flavor. (vga=791 (1024x768x16) or vga=792 (1024x768x32))
 
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I have not played with thinstation in a few years so would have not idea what hardware it supports. You can use the ts-o-matics websites to build a ISO for you instead of trying to build everything from scratch. There are also some general already built ISOs you can download too.

http://www.thinstation.org/
That is the site I got the copy from, just no ISO included in there. ts-o-matics ? I will look for that and see, 2.2.2g is the version of Thinstation I download and expanded.

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Old 05-26-2011, 05:24 PM   #22
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ts-o-matics are websites that you will build the ISO or boot image for you. You select the packages you want and it will compile and create the ISO or image file which you can then download to your PC. It is a lot easier then setting up your build environment.

It has been few years so had to kick a few brain cells...
 
Old 05-26-2011, 06:28 PM   #23
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I visited it and gave it a try using the info from Slitaz. 1st attempt a no go. I will have to dig a bit more in and figure out what drivers. The network is the current fail point on the ThinStation. The internal chip is Broadcom but I did not choose wisely.
That is a really neat way to custom fitting it from a web site. I also learned while poking there that I might be able to boot the other builds from a dos window too. Check it out before I burn. I am short a few discs now. The build I did was something close to 13 meg ISO.
Since these systems I have all have USB on the front, it is a toss now as to should I set it up for USB boot or CD.
Something to think about.

Dale
 
Old 05-27-2011, 02:25 PM   #24
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Well, I cannot get it to allow me to edit the iso .. cfg file that loads at boot up due to it being on the cd. I am guessing the best way to get it to boot up in 1024x768 is just to install it to a hard drive, then edit the file, use the tazbox utility to make a flavor from that after stipping out, justx looks like the best already done flavor, just need to edit that file so vga=791 or 791 ...
the rdesktop 1.6 seems ok from tests in and out I have done. I scripted it to login as a user direct, only problem was the window it came up in was 1024x768 (what I want) but the desktop for Slitaz still shows as it's 1200~ default.
So I will pick this back up next week again. Just a process to nail it down to a cd boot, later USB. I have not given up on pxe but it looks like something I cannot make happen due to the way dhcp is currently dished out here. It just gets a bit more complicated than I want to tackle for the pxe boot.

Thanks everyone for the help and advice, hints and pointing ...

Dale
 
  


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