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Re: Problems with pr06 of Sarge-based debian-edu

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Finn-Arne Johansen wrote:
> Finn-Arne Johansen wrote:
>>>A lot of time has passed since last prerelease, and some bug changes
>>>have been done
>>>The biggest change is that we use new ltsp-packages, which is built by
>>>debian packages. Since this is more or less the same tools that is used
>>>with lessdisks, lessdisks is no longer on the CD. 
> This is an advisory to not use this preRelease for production, and a
> call for help.
> While we have tested the new LTSP a lot on different thin clients, there
> was one important test that we had not done yet. And that one was
> big-scale testing. What we found out yesterday, is that there is some
> kind of locking problem, that we dont see when we test with one client
> at the time, but that hits us hard when using more than one client.
> What happens is when you boot more than 1 client at once, all but 1
> clients are experiencing NFS-timouts

I found what package is causing this, and maybe then someone can tell
what is wrong with the package.

It looks like initrd-netboot-tools from etch has some problems. If I use
initrd-netboot-tools from sarge, my little test-network here which
consists of an old workstation as server, and 2 thin clients booting
PXE, behaves much better.

so here is my preliminary advise for those who want to use pr06 and the
new ltsp:
 echo "deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian sarge main contrib" >> \
 mount -t proc proc /opt/ltsp/i386/proc
 chroot /opt/ltsp/i386/ apt-get update
 chroot /opt/ltsp/i386/ apt-get install \
 chroot /opt/ltsp/i386/ dpkg-reconfigure kernel-image-2.4.27-2-386
 ln -sf /opt/ltsp/i386/boot/vmlinuz /opt/ltsp/boot/initrd.img \

Please test this, and if you have a larger network to test on, please
give feedback at http://bugs.skolelinux.no/show_bug.cgi?id=991

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Finn-Arne Johansen
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Debian-edu developer and Solution Provider
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