On a Debian 4.0 (Etch) or newer system:

1. If you have a DHCP server already up and running on your network:

1. Otherwise, if you want your LTSP server to function as the DHCP server:

2. Build the LTSP client environment:

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

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

etch is still affected by: http://bugs.debian.org/416868

so you may need to add a line even if the dhcp server and tftp server are the same:

3. Alternately, configure /etc/dnsmasq.conf:

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

4. Configure /etc/exports:

5. Boot a PXE capable machine and enjoy.

1. Add the key(s) for the repository to your keyring(after verifying that you trust them):

2. Add to /etc/apt/sources.list:

3. Update:

4. Install new packages:

5. When building a chroot, you'll need to tell it to use the backport sources:

 ltsp-build-client \   --extra-mirror "http://pkg-ltsp.alioth.debian.org/debian etch-ltsp-backports main" \   --apt-key /etc/apt/trusted.gpg