Help! Would you recommend running ltsp on Ubuntu 8.04 or 8.10?

john lists.john at
Tue Feb 17 20:46:31 GMT 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Steve Rippl
<rippls at> wrote:
> What authentication methods are you using?  Are the users local or remote
> (ldap/Active Directory?)
Hi Steve,

I am using Winbind/Active Directory. Users have a home directory on
the server and a network share which is mounted via NFS.


> john wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've been trying to migrate from 7.04 to 8.04 since last fall. I can
>> only do it during downtime at our school. I have this week while kids
>> are on break to try and get the new system in.  My problem is that  I
>> can't seem to scale the LTSP installation based on 8.04 past 6-8 thin
>> clients before the server crashes. The server is running 16 gigs ram/
>> AMD 64 image with Ntavo 6030 thin clients each with 512M ram. The thin
>> clients are rolled with the i386 image.
>> I can't find anything in the logs that shows me where the problem
>> lies.  I've been running 7.04 successfully for a couple of years now
>> so I feel like the problem lies with 8.04 somewhere. I am trying to
>> decide whether to can 8.04 and begin working on 8.10.  Or perhaps
>> retry 8.04 under 32 bit with the Server-Image kernel for larger memory
>> support. Can any one give me some guidance? Did you make 8.04 work
>> just fine (if so did you do it under 32 or 64) or did you end up going
>> for the latest and the greatest?  All things being equal I'd prefer to
>> run 8.04 since it'll be supported till 2011.
>> Thanks for any advice.
>> John
> --
> Steve Rippl
> Technology Director
> Woodland School District
> 360 225 9451 x326

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