Linux on Wyse Winterm S10 Thin Clients
The Wyse Winterm SX0 S10 features:
- AMD Geode processor 333MHz
- 32MB internal flash memory () behind an ATA/IDE disk controller ()
- 64MB RAM (4 x )
- BIOS capable of booting from USB flash drives
This allows for small Linux distributions to be installed on the internal flash memory in place of the very limited original OS. Distributions too large to fit into the 32MB internal flash drive can still be booted and run from an external USB flash drive, though boot time may take a while.
 Step 1: Configuring the BIOS to boot from a USB drive
This part is very simple. Before inserting the power cable, connect a USB keyboard, and VGA monitor to the terminal. Then, hold down the del key and plug in the power cable. After a moment you should hear a beep, and the terminal will boot to a green BIOS screen.
First, you will be prompted to enter a password, which by default should be "Fireport". Then, you will be able to rearrange the boot order to attempt USB boot first.
The BIOS also provides options to set the date/time, change the amount of memory allocated for video use (the minimum being 4MB), and select whether or not the terminal can be shut down while power is connected.
Save your configuration and exit the BIOS.