AMD64 as server...but LTSP clients complain about not being amd64?
gromerotw at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 23 02:03:15 BST 2006
You've put forward a great question. When I first
installed edubuntu on an AMD64 I face the same
problem. All my thin clients are 368, what can I do?
It's suppose that LTSP is going to work on old thin
Luckily the solution is very simple. All you have to
do is reinstall LTSP (Download it from the LTSP home
/opt/ltsp/i386 Here should be your new
/tftpboot/lts the boot files.
I'm using vmlinuz-126.96.36.199-ltsp-1 not pxelinux.0
Correct /etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf to your new settings
option root-path "192.168.1.1:/opt/ltsp/i386";
Look for the line
tftp dgram udp wait root
/usr/sbin/in.tftpd /usr/sbin/in.tftpd -s
comment this line(#) or correct it to:
tftp dgram udp wait root
/usr/sbin/in.tftpd /usr/sbin/in.tftpd -s /tftpboot
Reset your PC. I don't know how to activate this
Use ltspcfg (/usr/sbin)
Create /etc/exports entries
Create /etc/hosts entries
Create lts.conf file
remote->style->same as local
Reboot your pcs server and the client and log in.
In spite of little problems it's working fine for me.
The real situation is a classroom with 8 pcs, all
working with edubuntu. The oldest client is a celeron
May be there are better ways to do this. I would like
to hear from that.
--- Vern Graner <vern at txis.com> wrote:
> Ok, so I have an AMD64 3500 processor based server
> running Edubuntu 6.06
> natively installed on the hard drive. I used the
> AMD64 ISO media so as
> to get maximum performance from the AMD processor.
> I then setup a little Dell Optiplex 800mhz PIII
> machine to use PXE and
> remote boot from the server. It gets an address via
> DHCP, then it spits
> out an error:
> "This is not an amd64 machine. Please install the
> i386 version of Ubuntu"
> This is perplexing, as operating as a Terminal
> server is resource
> intensive, I had assumed that using the AMD64
> version of edubuntu would
> be appropriate to obtain max performance from the
> server hardware.
> So, before I do a wipe and reinstall of the amd64
> server with the i386
> iso, is there a way to get the server to give out
> the i386 image via PXE?
> TIA! :)
> Vern Graner CNE/CNA/SSE | "If the network is
> down, then you're
> Senior Systems Engineer | obviously incompetent
> so why are we
> Texas Information Services | paying you? Of course,
> if the network
> http://www.txis.com | is up, then we
> obviously don't need
> Austin Office 512 328-8947 | you, so why are we
> paying you?" ï¿½VLG
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