[K12OSN] Re: Help--update killed everything

Todd O'Bryan toddobryan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 13:04:27 UTC 2008

Another piece of information. For some reason the update from 8.04 to 8.10
just deleted--completely--my lts.conf file in /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386.
In fact, the tftpboot directory and everything below it got wiped out from
/var/lib. I guess I'd call that a bug in the upgrade process.

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 7:33 AM, Todd O'Bryan <toddobryan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sorry for the cross-post, but students are arriving in 15 mins and I'm
> desperate.
> I updated my two Ubuntu 8.04 servers with LTSP to 8.10 last night. Once
> they finished, I copied over my old LTSP images to /opt/ltsp-8.04 and ran
> ltsp-build-client from scratch to create a new image.
> Now, when I boot the clients, something very strange happens.
> I use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to follow the boot progress in the terminal. After
> displaying the "Loading hardward drivers" (which takes a while) message, the
> background flashes green. It gets to the "Creating authfile...(something)"
> message and then the monitor goes black. Not only that, whatever signal the
> client is sending to the monitor is so offensive that at this point, not
> even the monitor menu button on the front works.
> The clients are NTAVO 6020P's and the monitors are HP 1706's.
> Any ideas what could be going on?
> Todd
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