On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 12:13 AM, Lars Vogdt <lars(a)linux-schulserver.de> wrote:
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From: Bob Neeper
Please refer to
for 4 posts under Bob. There seems to be way too much different docs,
many misleading or wrong. It makes it very difficult to praise it for a
library environment for non-technical staff. There doesn't seem to be
much advancement since I managed to build a 5 thin client 11.0 server
with locked down users. The Highlight blurb implies simplicity but it
just isn't there. A pure Windows user would give up long ago. The
Edubuntu install was a lot smoother but we want openSUSE. Or what am I
Continuation of the LTSP installation
Skipped step 2 as indicated (when Li-f-e is installed all required
packages are too)
Step 3 ~ Followed the link http://en.opensuse.org/LTSP/Quick_start/Easy-LTSP
Didn’t click on the webpage Install as it said, only for 10.3 and 11.0
Li-f-e is 11.2 and Easy-LTSP seems to be installed
Instead clicked on Prebuild Image in Easy-LTSP
It appeared to have found the network so clicked Yes
It promptly failed indicating: bash: kiwi-ltsp-setup: command not found
Fixed the wiki, easy-ltsp has to be run as root.
Easy-LTSP obviously isn’t working so went to the manual portion of step 3
It said: Make sure all the parameters are as per your network setup in
Checked and found 32 parameters.
Guessed it was all ok so did the kiwi-ltsp-setup -b and kiwi-ltsp-setup -c
A bunch of stuff happened resulting with —Setup Completed— !!OKAY!!
Not ready to move this to the main VMware Server yet to try PXE.
Instead I checked Security and Users but didn’t see 5 thin client
users as promised.
Wonder where they are? Nowhere, I suspect.
Those users are only in live sessions, for
security reasons we cannot have normal users with known password
installed on everyone's PC.
So steps 2 ~ 4 went slightly better, if you don’t count guesses, false
Somehow the install wasn’t as easy as stated in the “Some highlights…” blurb.
And there probably is still much to do, based on what I remember from
the last one.
Knowledge of basic network configuration is
expected in admins setting up LTSP so obvious stuff like switching to
"Traditional" method instead of "NetworkManager" was not mentioned on
the wiki, it is fixed now, you can now try fresh install, follow the
wiki verbatim to see that setting up LTSP is just 4 easy steps (done
Thanks for the feedback, that has improved the
wiki little bit so it will help other new users. As wiki is editable
by anyone please add corrections as you find them, something obvious
to us may not be to someone trying it first time.
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