Chris Shenton wrote:
Andrew Boothman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
I suspect that if the SunRays do a PXE boot then they can be givenThey are *really* thin clients that really only consist of a monitor, mouse and keyboard and rely on their host server for everything else. That's not an architecture that you're going to get FreeBSD to run under I wouldn't think.
addresses by DHCP, boot files via TFTP, and filesystems via NFS --
just like any other diskless client.
There's the thing - I don't think that the Rays are capable of doing something like that.
If you look at http://wwws.sun.com/sunray/sunray150/features.html which is a list of features for the most 'advanced' SunRay that is available - you'll see that, "All computing is performed on the server". In other words, there is no local processor - nothing to run a local FreeBSD kernel (or anything else) on.
The rays depend entirely on their host server for all computation, I don't think they even have any local memory so they are not simply a diskless box in the usual sense - as they would normally have local CPU and memory.
However, like I said before if they can be made to understand a normal X session then perhaps they could just act as X-servers or something similar? Do a google for "sunray linux" and see what Linux-type people have done, although from https://listman.redhat.com/archives/k12osn/2003-April/msg00797.html it doesn't look too hopeful that anyone has it working yet...
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