[K12OSN] LTSP Gurus...Help pl : First LTSP install & Kernel panic

Burke Almquist burke at thealmquists.net
Sun Mar 4 01:27:41 UTC 2012

On Mar 3, 2012, at 12:37 PM, Sanjay Arora wrote:

> Barry
> On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM, Barry Cisna <cisna-barry at wc235.k12.il.us> wrote:
> Sanjay,
> Simply delete your existing /opt/ltsp/i386 directory. ! only the i386
> directory!.
> Then do another ltsp-build-client to build an Scientific Linux 6.1
> 32-bit install This ill only take about 20 mins to start to finish.
> Try your TC again and see what results you get.
> Is ltsp-build-client capable of building a particular version of linux client? I found only the --arch and --release options....noting to specify the linux type
Arch IS the linux type. I believe the options are i386(x86-32bit) or amd64(x86-64 bit) on SL. I think we used to have a ppc option back in the day. Maybe in the future it will support ARM?
If you want to build an 32 bit client chroot but are running a 64 bit version of the OS on your server, you need to specify --arch -i386 when you run ltsp-build-client.
The --release option lets you pick Fedora 11, 14, or SL (the default) for your client chroot. I'd use the default (SL/EL) chroot because it will be supported longer. PIII processors are i686 and should work just fine.
The only reason to use F11 for a chroot is that some VIA and other processors on older thin clients are only i586 compliant, and are no longer supported SL6.x or Fedora 14 chroots. It's just there to support older clients.
Fedora 14 was added as a chroot because it had better video card support that SL6.0, but I THINK SL6.2/EL6.2 has probably incorporated some of those drivers by now. 

> I think I need a little clarity here...google too is not yielding much...
> Could you guys please advise? Any pointers to a thorough primer on ltsp...a current one i.e.?
> Thanks.
> Sanjay.
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