[K12OSN] Anyone get Fedora 16 chroot working?

Burke Almquist burke at thealmquists.net
Wed Oct 10 03:25:05 UTC 2012

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My understanding was that LTSP wouldn't work without major changes on Fedora 15 and 16 due to some change in the graphics system.
F17 might be an option though, according to what Warren said last year.

On Oct 2, 2012, at 9:45 PM, Jeff Siddall wrote:

> I mucked with the /etc/sysconfig/ltspdist to allow F16 then ran ltsp-build-client.
> The good news is the client appeared to build (got success message at the end despite some warnings along the way).
> The bad news is that the chroot wasn't really functional.
> I started by moving it to a suitable place (/opt/ltsp/i386-f16) and ran ltsp-update-kernels but no joy.
> First it complained about no pxelinux.0.  Sure enough, nothing in the tftp directory.  So I just copied the pxelinux* files from the EL6 chroot i386 directory and that got things further.
> The next problem was a kernel panic due to dracut not knowing what to do with "root=dhcp".  Hmmmmm... so I ran chroot in /opt/ltsp/i386-f16 and then ran ltsp-rewrap-latest-kernel and got an error about missing dhclient.
> So I checked and sure enough no dhclient.  That can't be right.  So I installed it and re-ran ltsp-rewrap-latest-kernel.  This time I only got some errors about "grep: /proc/modules: No such file or directory". Fair enough.
> So I re-ran ltsp-update-kernels but still no joy.  This time the boot process hung for about 20 seconds and returned with "dracut Warning: unable to process initqueue" and then dropped into a shell.
> I am doing all this to try to get a working eGalax touchscreen which is borked in EL6 but worked fine in Fedora as far back as version 14. Sigh.  Anyone have any tips for getting a F16 client (or an eGalax touchscreen) working on a EL6 server?
> Thanks,
> Jeff
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