TFTP error

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at
Mon Feb 5 12:17:14 GMT 2007

[note to all, the last two messages from Paul JT wound up only going to
me (i think), so i include both here]

Karl Goetz wrote:
> Paul J. Thompson wrote:
>> Hi Gavin, I was just doing that when you responded. Here is dhcp.conf
>> After doing a search, I cannot find " /ltsp/i386/pxelinux.0" or
>> "/ltsp/i386/nbi.img" niether can I find the path "/opt/ltsp/i386"
>> There is a "/opt/ltsp/amd64" there is a /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/amd64
>> that contains pxelinux.0 but no nbi.img I am going to change dhcp.conf
>> to point to /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/amd64/pxelinux.0 and the root path
>> to /opt/ltsp/amd64. I am not sure about /ltsp/i386/nbi.img as there is
>> no nbi.img
> If your server is 64, but your clients are 32, then you probably need to
> run ltsp-build-client with the --arch=i386 (or similar switch, i dont
> remember exactly).
> kk
Hi Gavin & Karl,

Yes you are both right, as I have just found out. After changing
dhcpd.conf I got the message upon trying to boot the thin client, this
is not an AMD64 machine ..... So yes, I will rebuild and see how it
goes. Thank you for the help.



Hi Gavin and Karl,

It is now 12.07 am in New Zealand but I just want to report that redoing
the build with ltsp-build-client --arch i386 did the trick. I also had
to restore the dhpd.conf file back to what it was. I had a backup, so
that part was easy :-)

I am just wondering now how running various applications is going to
work. Am I going to have to Install i386 versions? Presumably not as
everything runs on the server, so the I386 is basically only about the

Anyway, it is bedtime for me, so thank you once again for the input.



(reply to msg2):
My understanding is that any code that runs on the client must be built
for the architecture of the client. what this means practically (ie to
you :)), is that only the chroot needs to be 32 bit, everything else can
be installed 64bit on the server. however, you should remember lots of
stuff (ie flash) doesnt run well on the 64 bit systems.
hope i got your question,

Karl Goetz
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