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Restart nfs-kernel-server:

invoke-rc.d dnsmasq nfs-kernel-server

Installing LTSP on Etch


using newer LTSP packages with Etch:


Installing LTSP on Lenny

1. if you want a complete LTSP server with all the bells and whistles:

apt-get install ltsp-server-standalone

if you want more fine-grained control, splitting some services off to separate servers, you can install "ltsp-server" instead, and manually install each of the other services.

2. Build the LTSP client environment:


If you're installing a different debian distribution than what's on the server, you will need to specify the --dist xxx commandline option. where xxx is your Debian distribution (e.g. lenny, etch). See /usr/share/debootstrap/scripts/.

ltsp-build-client will download a complete Debian filesystem into /opt/ltsp/i386 (or specify an alternate location with '--base') and install the ltsp-client and ldm packages (the LTSP Display Manager). Typically, you will need a desktop environment like gnome or xfce, or a window manager such as icewm installed on the server (NOT in the chroot).

The 2 ltsp configuration files inside the client are /etc/lts.conf and /etc/default/ltsp-client-setup. See the examples in /usr/share/doc/ltsp-client*. Also see the Edubuntu wiki http://doc.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/edubuntu/handbook/C/customizing-thin-client.html (note: Debian LTSP still uses NFS by default).

If you change the IP data after you have done the initial setup and run ltsp-update-sshkeys on the server.

The files the client will boot are installed on the server into /var/lib/tftpboot.

3. Configure /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf:

See examples in /usr/share/doc/ltsp-server/examples/dhcpd.conf or /etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf and adapt to your network.

Restart dhcp3-server:

invoke-rc.d dhcp3-server restart

Alternately, configure /etc/dnsmasq.conf:

See example in /usr/share/doc/ltsp-server/examples/dhcpd-dnsmasq and adapt to your network.

Restart dnsmasq:

invoke-rc.d dnsmasq restart

4. Configure /etc/exports:

/opt/ltsp *(ro,no_root_squash,async,no_subtree_check)

Restart nfs-kernel-server:

invoke-rc.d dnsmasq nfs-kernel-server

5. Start tftpd. By default, tftpd-hpa is started from inetd. you may need to restart inetd after installing tftpd-hpa.

invoke-rc.d openbsd-inetd restart

Alternately, edit /etc/default/tftpd-hpa to have tftpd-hpa start on it's own.


Then, comment the tftpd entry in /etc/inetd.conf.

#tftp           dgram   udp     wait    root  /usr/sbin/in.tftpd /usr/sbin/in.tftpd -s /var/lib/tftpboot

restart inetd.

invoke-rc.d openbsd-inetd restart

and restart tftpd-hpa

invoke-rc.d tftpd-hpa restart

6. Boot a PXE or Etherboot capable machine and enjoy. note that some older versions of etherboot do not support ELF images, and may not work without additional configuration.


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