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.
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.
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.
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.