Edubuntu 7.04 still not working: thumb drives/local dev

Scott Balneaves sbalneav at
Sun Sep 2 05:20:38 BST 2007

On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 05:37:43PM -0700, john  wrote:
> > > Step 4: Can you manually issue a mount command? _NO_
> >
> > OK, first of all, you need to log in as a user graphically first on
> > the ldm.  I don't see an indication that you've done that.
> I guess I need a point of clarification here. It sounds like you are
> saying I should log onto the system from a thin client and get the
> metacity/gnome environment and then conduct my testing from there?
>  I have logged on to the Ubuntu Desktop as a user who is a member of
> the fuse group but that isn't where I am able to do F1 and get the
> CLI. Doing F1 there gets me no change to the CLI.
> However  if I boot up a thin client, get to the graphical greeter, hit
> F1, log in as root and issue the command
> ssh -S /tmp/.ltspfs_socket server "/usr/sbin/ltspfsmounter /tmp add"
> The response to this from the system is:
> Error: /media/root is not mounted
> Error: /media/root/tmp is not mounted

And that's your problem.  You MUST be logged in on the graphical greeter
for this to work: otherwise, there's no socket.

Just log in as the user, then press control-alt-f1, and you'll get to the
character screen.

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