Ubuntu 8.04 Server Installation problem

David Ally david_ally at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 16 18:01:05 BST 2008

Hi All,
I'm having problem using the tasksel option to add the Edubuntu option to the package list. It always return with this error "aptitude failed (100)"
And return to the terminal. Please can anyone help me out.

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Today's Topics:

  1. Intel D945GCLF mobo as Thin Client with Ubuntu 8.04.1 (daily,
      12072008) (Asmo Koskinen)
  2. suddenly BusyBox on clients (Bob Wooden)
  3. centralized authentication - request for advice
      (antonello facchetti)


Message: 1
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 15:32:15 +0300
From: Asmo Koskinen <asmo.koskinen at arkki.info>
Subject: Intel D945GCLF mobo as Thin Client with Ubuntu 8.04.1 (daily,
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Well, it seems to work now. With original Ubuntu 8.04 it did not.


I have to tell xorg.conf to the mobo.

X_CONF = /etc/X11/asus-eee-xorg.conf

X_CONF = /etc/X11/xorg.conf

But there is nothing special on that xorg.conf? Without it I got 
automatically 1600x1200 for 20" LCD (native is 1680x1050).

This feels slower than Asus Eee PC?

Anyway, it works perfect (resolution, sound and USB-stick):


Best Regards Asmo Koskinen.


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Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:55:48 -0500
From: Bob Wooden <bobwdn at watsonboyce.com>
Subject: suddenly BusyBox on clients
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Have a small LTSP Ubuntu (8.04) system at work.  Was working on Friday 
when we left.  Over the weekend, I apt-get update via ssh from home and 
this morning we are seeing BusyBox (initramfs) prompts on our clients.  
Keyboard and monitor (on server) allows , but clients see only BusyBox 

I am searching forums now, but need to get fixed today.  Any suggestion 
regarding what is wrong?


Message: 3
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 09:58:52 +0200
From: antonello facchetti <antonello.facchetti at alice.it>
Subject: centralized authentication - request for advice
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I'm setting up a new lab from scratch, using ubuntu 8.04.
I have about 30 pc in the lab and in the classrooms.
I want every user  (about 100) have his own login and home.
In the old lab I set up things in a veeeery awkward way  (little or no 
time at disposition) with NFS (always working, no problems at all) and 
simply copying /etc/passwd /etc/shadow /etc/group in every pc.
Non I've got some time to spend and I want to do it the right way.
NFS server seems to me the simplest way.
I need some advice regarding centralized authentication.
It seems to me that ldap is a bit complicated to set up, and has 
features I really don't need: all I want is a server giving everyone a  
login-password-home and nothing else.
Are there any alternatives?



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