Re: knoppix and ubuntu?
Klaus Knopper wrote:
On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 09:25:22AM +0200, Michael Creel wrote:
One thing that really distinguishes Knoppix in my opinion is the fat client
terminal server. It's amazing that this has been around for 3 years or so,
and no "major" distros have similar functionality yet. There is some talk
in Ubuntu circles of making this happen in the next version. Getting a fat
client server to work both from a live CD and from an installed version
would be pretty useful.
Our knoppix-terminalserver script should work in Ubuntu as well,
concerning the live CD/DVD. For running it from an installed version,
there are several changes necessary, since the script is designed to
export the compressed filesystem, and not an already unpacked system.
I have played around a bit with running the a modified version of the
knoppix-terminalserver script from a remaster of the Kubuntu live CD. Some
packages need to be added (dialog, xdialog, dhcp3-server, tftpd-hpa, syslinux,
nfs-kernel-server and maybe some others). Even after this, kubuntu seems to not
like double quotes and parentheses in scripts. I don't know what's going on
there, haven't had time to check much yet. All in all, I find that Knoppix
works better as a live CD, and that adapting the terminal server script is a
little more complicated than I imagined it would be. I'm sure that a good bash
scripter would get it going quickly, but hey, it already works in Knoppix.
The innovative part of the Ubuntu project is that they seem to plan to make a
fat client terminal server work after the distro is installed. It seems that
Mandrake has (had) something like this working, but I find few references:
I understand that making the knoppix-terminalserver work after installation to
HD would require some configuration along the lines of
This looks pretty easy to do. It seems to me that the big issue would be making
things reasonably secure. It would be nice to have a general Debian package to
do this. (whine, whine).
Where did you happen to get the idea for the knoppix-terminalserver, if you
don't mind my asking? That was a great idea - remarkably functional.