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Re: Diskless Workstation - impossible to install

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 12:18:12PM +0200, Oded Naveh wrote:
> Vagrant Cascadian  Monday, October 20, 2008 8:55 PM
> > you shouldn't need to specify that there at all, rather 
> > specify the root-path option in in dhcpd.conf:
> > 
> >     option root-path "/opt/ltsp/i386";
> This works for the thin clients but not for the stateless workstations.
> On my system starting a machine connected to subnet, without
> this declaration, results in looping:
> 	Begin: Retrying nfs mount ...
> 	...<some correct network configuration from DHCP>...
> 	Begin: Running /scripts/nfs-premount ...
> 	Done.
> 	nfsmount: need a path
> 	Done.
> 	Begin: Retrying nfs mount ...	etc.
> After (or while?) loading the kernel (modules?).
> Having "nfsroot=/opt/ltsp/i386" In
> "/var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/pxelinux.cfg/default" solves that.
> Therefore it's reasonable to avoid overwriting this file or find another
> work around.

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?

> 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

another option, simply don't use the default generated pxelinux setup,
but rather specify your own in a different location... i.e.  use
/var/lib/tftpboot/pxelinux.0 and your own custom

live well,

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