Diskless & Thin Systems

Barry Dexter A. Gonzaga barryg-ubuntu-devel at kssp.upd.edu.ph
Mon Mar 20 04:40:12 GMT 2006

Good day!

On Sun, Mar 19, 2006 at 10:39:38PM -0500, Jason Straight wrote:
> I've recently installed a new lab at our local library, and I have a few 
> suggestions that could make ubuntu more thinclient/diskless friendly out of 
> the box.

	Also finished converting our 60 diskless gentoo workstations to ubuntu.
Had to wait for a key kubuntu kinks in handling floppy mounts before deploying.
> 1. Compile in kernel ip autoconfig and dhcp
> 2. Compile support for booting from NFS

	Not necessary.


	recreate your initrd/initramfs. you can also supply your nfs root 
	via kernel commandline nfsroot=$SERVERIP:$PATH.


> *What I find odd is that it seems different systems I install ubuntu (dapper 
> included) seem to mount some /var dirs tmpfs (err varrun,varlock), while 
> other times not. What's the criteria that decides this during installation?

	on dapper var/{run,lock} is tmpfs mounted, not on my breezy expert installs.

	Do take a look at ltsp init scripts, they were very enlightening on my setups.

> -- 
> | Jason Straight

Mabuhay! barryg

Barry Dexter A. Gonzaga, bofh
barryg-ubuntu-devel at kssp.upd.edu.ph

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