[K12ltsp-devel] Re: [K12OSN] CD-ROM acces in terminals

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Thu Apr 22 19:58:01 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-04-22 at 10:58, Calvin Park, ADCS wrote:
> I agree that CDROM access in the terminals would be a big improvement.
> That is one point that our school here has been a little disappointed
> about. Currently it's not supported, short of rebuilding the kernel (at
> least to my knowledge). 
> So, can any of the devel guys help us with an answer to this? Is CDROM
> support planned in the next release?

Yes, improvements in removable media are expected for LTSP 4.1. I'm not
sure of the current status, I'll be looking at this next week.

> Also, one last question that's a little unrelated. Is there a k12LTSP
> documentation project anywhere?



> Thanks all!
> -Calvin
> On Thu, 2004-04-22 at 07:36, Eduardo Robles Elvira wrote:
> > El Jueves, 22 de Abril de 2004 08:29, George Bredberg escribió:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have two ltsp-servers, 4.01 serving 9 and 12 terminals each in our
> > > school. Now there are a lot of people asking for access to the CD:s in
> > > the terminals. I have tried to search for how to do this but I have
> > > only found one note for an older version accessing CD:s via the ftp
> > > protocoll.. Is there some straightforward (for the students at least..)
> > > way to do this? I would wery much apreciate if someone could point me
> > > in the right direction.
> > >
> > > Regards    /George
> > 
> > Hi George!
> > 
> > I've dealing with this although I haven't finnished yet as my project of using K12LTSP in the school have been stopped. Anyway I only need to finninish some things in order to get all done, and then I'll create a howto:
> > 
> > I've already have success accessing to CD in the terminals. You only need to:
> > 
> >  1. Rebuild the terminal's kernel with supermount module support
> >  2. Install lufs in the terminal's root (/opt/ltsp/i386)
> >  3. using a combination of lufsmount and supermount, you sucess!
> > 
> > I think it's not needed, but I used SSH in order to the be secure :). All of this thanks to Andres Toomsalu's LDA howto (http://smtp.active.ee/download/ltsp4_lda_v0.2.tar.gz).
> > 
> > This way, you can access even to usb devices, and to local partitions, but I still couldn't read audio cds. That's anoying, thus, I'm still trying to use ENBD (Enhanced NBD) to do that. I feel that I have already installed, and my problems are about the enbd command's options..
> > 
> > If you need help with anythink, ask me and I'll try to do it at my best =).
> > 
> > I think in the next K12LTSP version (4.1 anyone?) could be included: ssh + lda + supermount. This would be a real improvement and it would save many time to us. CDroms in the terminals is a fact. Let's use it. And we could even try to autdetect every device whn it's added, then we supermount it. What do you think K12LTSP developers ?
> > 
> > Regards,
> >   Edulix.
> > 
> > 
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