|I have a Compaq T1010 thin client and I want to do something interesting with it. From what I can gather, this is the same machine as the Wyse 3360SE. I've cleared the settings to factory defaults (hold G during boot) and I'm able to get Internet Explorer up and running, but beyond that, I haven't had much luck. There's an internal CF slot, but it won't boot from a 32 meg CF card with a jailbait image on it. All three keyboard LEDs were flashing though, perhaps that card won't work with the machine? I also investigated network booting the machine, but it doesn't even attempt to get a kernel image from tftp, even when fed the correct parameters through DHCP.|
I'd like to get Linux on this thing. It looks like a limited little machine, but even if everything but the base system have to be mounted over NFS, that's still something. Using this as an X terminal would also be ideal. It has sound hardware, so maybe a media player? The possibilities could go on and on, but first things first, how would I go about booting something interesting on it?
I'm new to thin clients, so I don't really know how people normally do things. I've been reading through some of the Compaq/HP docs on this machine, as well as the Wyse docs on what I think to be the same model. All of them involve upgrading the firmware through the existing firmware, no alternate booting methods. This sounds dangerous, if I don't have an alternate way of booting, what happens if the image I put on there doesn't boot?