[K12OSN] More oddities with K12LTSP 6.0 rc2

Peter Deakin k12ltsp at trinityschool.org.uk
Sat Dec 23 01:27:19 UTC 2006

I have done a standard install ltsp 6 rc2, setting host name to LTSP-2 
setting DNS and default gateway. on first boot sendmail took about 2 min 
to start and smclient about a 1 min.
everything seem OK workstations booted up and I was able to log on with 
the one account I had created.

Investigating sendmail I noted that the /etc/hosts had some strange 
entries at the beginning something like:
...8 loclhost.localdomain, this was repeated. There was no and 
LTSP-2 had an IP of 208.67.(can't remember the rest, think it ended in 
40)-this was similar to the DNS serevers( that I entered 
at install.

I edited hosts file as below    LTSP-2    localhost.localdomain    localhost    ws001.ltsp    ws001    ws002.ltsp    ws002
etc to    ws253.ltsp    ws253    server.ltsp    server

rebooted the server and sendmail loaded without any problems

but now when I try to log on with a user the home folder can't be found.

I ran ltspadmin and it reported that


were not configured

checking the files they all seemed ok, but I ran the configuration 
anyway which double entered everything in those files, but ltspadmin was 
happy. Rebooted the server some complaints about the double entries in 
exports, and still no home folders.

I have edited out the double entries and now ltspadmin is again 
reporting that those files are not configured. I have not tried it again 
since as I  am now at home. I guess it may be just one of those odd 
installation glitches, or may be that odd IP address has got in some 
config file and editing it out of hosts has screwed things up?  As there 
is no data on there yet I may just do a reinstall, but if anyone can 
shed any light as to what may have gone wrong or has an easy fix?

Peter Deakin

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