RE: Diskless Workstation - impossible to install
Vagrant Cascadian Tuesday, October 21, 2008 8:15 PM
> something else must be broken with your DHCP setup, then.
> there isn't any magic to network booting a thin client vs. a
> diskless workstation.
> how would it work for one but not the other?
Thanks for pointing that out, I believed it had something to do with
the way ltsp handles thin-clients and do some forwarding on their behalf.
Turns out you were absolutely right, the root-path option in my dhcpd.conf
option root-path "10.0.2.2:/opt/ltsp/i386";
Which apparently didn't make sense to nfsmount, setting this to:
option root-path "/opt/ltsp/i386";
Made it redundant at "/var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/pxelinux.cfg/default".
I should mention that this line was introduced to
"/etc/dhcp3/dhcpd-stateless-debian-edu.conf" by a script "ltsp-make-client"
and the file dhcpd.conf is merely a symlink to
> > Would it be appropriate to file a bug against ltsp-update-kernels in
> > this case?
> take a look at /usr/share/doc/ltsp-server/FAQ "How do i
> configure boot prompt options" and http://bugs.debian.org/428446
Thanks, particular and informative answer, especially the bug
I run standard debian-edu installation with
'ltsp-server_0.99debian12+0.0.edu.etch.9', therefore the "How do I configure
boot prompt options" is not on the FAQ, but is available at
That brought up the question whether it would be beneficial to upgrade to
Lenny or to Sid?
As this is not a 'production' server and is only for studying the system
(may be help with development later).