LTSP - Server AMD64, Thin Clients i386

operationsengineer1 at operationsengineer1 at
Wed Feb 20 04:41:24 GMT 2008

hi all,

at the suggestion of someone more knowledgeable than i, i did the following with an i386 cd on an amd64 edubuntu gutsy server:

mount cdrom 
sudo ltsp-build-client --arch i386 --mirror file:///cdrom


sudo ltsp-update-kernels


sudo ltsp-update-sshkeys

i got further along in the client boot process, however, i still received an error.

The error begins as follows:

Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ...
[    80.598019] request_module runaway loop modprobe bmfmt-46k
[    80.598122] request_module runaway loop modprobe bmfmt-46k
[    80.598606] request_module runaway loop modprobe bmfmt-46k
[    80.599175] request_module runaway loop modprobe bmfmt-46k
_         <- this is a blinking cursor, this arrow and text no shown on actual screen.

 iwill try out feisty and see how it goes - the person who suggested i go this route said it worked under feisty and failed under gutsy.

Is there anyway to get this information to the ltsp and/or ubuntu guys to see if they can figure out why this approach to get intel clients matched up with an amd64 server works for feisty but not for gutsy?




----- Original Message ----
From: "operationsengineer1 at" <operationsengineer1 at>
To: EDUBUNTU MAILING LIST <edubuntu-users at>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 11:55:54 AM
Subject: LTSP - Server AMD64, Thin Clients i386

hi all,

i was able to get my server's dhcp up and running 
after my reinstall.  my thin client had a problem 
accessing a file because it wasn't there...


i did some googling and i think the problem is that
my server is amd64 and my clients are i386.  the
solution presented was to run...

ltsp-build-client --arch i386

is this accurate?  do i just go into the server's
command line and run this?  do i need internet
access for this to work (the lab doesn't have
internet access)?

can anyone help me proceed?  i think i'm pretty
close to getting this school lab up and running.



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