creating fat 'thin' clients with ltsp

David Van Assche dvanassche at
Wed Feb 13 21:38:45 GMT 2008

Hi Alexander,
   It takes up as much space as you need it to. It really depends on what
files you have installed, but calculate that a XFCE based chroot with open
office, firefox, and various multimedia tools will probably take up to 600
MB and a full edubuntu desktop install will probably take up to 1  gig. It
takes slighltly longer than a traditional thin client ltsp-update-image, but
its still very reasonable.


On Feb 13, 2008 2:56 PM, Alexander Hanff <core.ldf at> wrote:

> Hi David,
> I was wondering if you could tell me approximately how much space this
> takes up?  I am in the process of doing a feasibility study on setting up an
> Open Learning lab and had been thinking of adding a flash drive to each
> "thin" client for the purpose of mounting /home or maybe storing video
> files, but if I could mount the whole chroot instead this would obviously be
> a vastly superior solution and would improve the responsiveness of the
> clients significantly.
> Thanks for the howto
> Alexander Hanff
> On Feb 12, 2008 11:42 PM, David Van Assche <dvanassche at> wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >    I've recently documented the steps needed to make alternative fat
> > chroots with local apps and local cpu/memory usage. So called ltsp diskless
> > workstations, or low fat clients. The wiki is here, and though is not
> > complete, Ive tested it and it works (I am running it on 20 computers in my
> > computer lab that require multimedia apps, aswell as flash, java, video,
> > audio, etc. Take a look here and feel free to add to it or ask me questions:
> >
> >
> >
> > Kind Regards,
> > David V.
> >
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