[K12OSN] starting from scratch ...

Rob Owens hick518 at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 14 11:02:24 UTC 2005

By "image", I'm assuming you are referring to the
kernel.  Your dhcpd.conf file will have a line like

filename        "/lts/vmlinuz-2.4.26-ltsp-3";

Note that there is no /lts directory in your root
directory on your server.  The location of the /lts
directory is defined by your tftp setup, which is
located either in /etc/inetd.conf or in
/etc/xinet.d/tftpd (or something like that).  

With a stock ltsp setup, I believe the tftp "root" is
/tftpboot. If your tftp setup is specifying /tftpboot
as the "root" (using the -s switch), and you have the
above line in your dhcpd.conf file, then you will need
to make sure that /tftpboot/lts/vmlinuz-2.4.26-ltsp-3
is present, because that's what the software is going
to look for.

Note that some distributions default to putting tftp
stuff in /var/lib/tftpboot instead of in /tftpboot.


--- Brandon Kovach <bkovach at logrog.net> wrote:

> We're working on installing LTSP from scratch.  Both
> as a learning
> experience and also as a matter of having a stripped
> down version of
> K12ltsp.  I've gotten to the point where LTSP is
> working.  IPs are handed
> out and it's looking for a boot image.  PXE booting
> is working.  I know I
> don't have the right image yet, but...
> What I need to know is about the image.  Does the
> image that is specified
> in the dhcpd.conf file have to be specific enough to
> point to a location
> of the files to boot?  I guess what I am asking is
> ... If I copy one of
> the boot images from our other K12 server, but our
> ltsp files are in a
> slightly different location than on the other
> server, will the boot image
> work?
> BK
> -- 
> "I don't know" isn't a penalty or an excuse.  It's
> an opportunity.
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