Proposal to drop Ubuntu alternate CDs for 12.10

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at
Tue Aug 28 07:25:45 UTC 2012

On 28 August 2012 06:56, Alkis Georgopoulos <alkisg at> wrote:
> For the LTSP use case, another possible workaround for post-12.10 releases:
>  * In the last stages of installation, copy the whole /target system to
> /target/opt/ltsp/i386,
>  * Chroot to /target/opt/ltsp/i386 and install ltsp-client and ldm,
>  * Run /target/opt/ltsp/i386/usr/share/ltsp/cleanup to remove the user
> account that was created, regenerate dbus machine id etc,
>  * Install ltsp-server to /target,
>  * And run /target/ltsp-update-image to generate a squashfs image in
> /target/opt/ltsp/images/i386.img out of the fat chroot in
> /target/opt/ltsp/i386.
> This changes the default LTSP chroot to one that supports fat+thin
> clients (instead of only thins), but with the current trends that
> require 3d acceleration on desktops, that's probably a good thing.
> And it only requires minimal network connectivity to generate the
> chroot, or a couple of MB of packages in the installation media
> (ltsp-server, ltsp-client, ldm).

This sounds very ubiquity friendly. We would probably install
ltsp-server, ltsp-client & ldm in the squashfs, and remove them as
needed (this is what ubiquity currently does). Then an ltsp
installation plugin needs to be added that can do the rest of the
steps =)

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