configure some clients to boot from fat image

Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) jonathan at
Fri Mar 25 13:30:58 UTC 2011

Hi Lee

On 03/25/11 09:24, Lee Harr wrote:
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> So, using this method, is a separate fat client image needed,
> or do the fat and thin clients both use the same image?
> It seems to me that making changes in lts.conf would be
> too late to have the computer boo from a different image.

There isn't really much difference between a 'fat client' image and a 
'thin client' image anymore, they're pretty much exactly the same. A fat 
client image just has more applications installed. If you choose to use 
a machine as a thin client, it just ignores those extra locally 
installed packages and runs everything from the server. The thin client 
just reads the parts of the image it needs, so there's no performance 
hit or any requirement or benefit to having an additional image.


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