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LTSP error loading boot image

By tribhuwankandpal ·
We r trying 2 configure LTSP 3.1 on our linux server having following
> specifications:
> Pentium 4 - 1.8 Ghz
> 256 MB RDRAM
> 3COM's 3C905C-TX-M for connecting thin client
> Intel's 82801DB PRC for reaching LAN and Internet.
> OS is Linux Fedora Core 3.

Thin Client specs:
> STPC Processor 50 MHz
> 64Mbits SRAM
> Digital Tulip ADMtek Comet
>
> We had already installed the base 4 packages core,kernel,xcore and
> xfonts and also ltscfg.
> DHCP is running and thinclient is getting IP address from server.
> TFTPD is also runnig but client is not able to download the kernel image.
only dots(.) start appearing and process goes on.
what should we do now?

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by theroyala In reply to LTSP error loading boot i ...

im not sure of the exact setup of ltsp but it is
my understanding that you'll need to send the
client a boot loader and then a kernel that will
take its root system from nfs. grub is what i
use and it can load in a variety of ways. the
documentation discribes this in detail. the
kernel may come w/ ltsp but you can also build
your own or get someone to give you one. at
50mhz youll need something task specific. dont
expect much.

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by azuer88 In reply to LTSP error loading boot i ...

What is the Network Boot Option for your thin client, is it Etherboot, or PXE?

By default, LTSP boots Etherboot. If your thin clients boot using PXE you need to install the PXE boot loaders for LTSP.

If that is not your problem, it may be nfs related. Make sure you have installed nfs-utils. Check that the /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/exports allows your thin client subnet to access your server. The script ltsp_initialize should have configured these for you, but once or twice I had to change these to make LTSP work properly.

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