jam | 1 Mar 04:08 2003

Re: Put all Boot Rom in a bootale CD?

Why not just LOOK at your network card, and download the correct
Etherboot image from rom-o-matic the first time, rather than doing
the hit-or-miss method ?

Jim McQuillan
jam@...

On Fri, 28 Feb 2003, res0i1oz wrote:

> Dear Friends,
> 
> If someone put similar idea in this mail list before, I am sorry for my email.
> 
> I guess, Marty Connor's www.Rom-O-Matic.net is the website that most LTSP hobbist, like me,  to get the
boot floppy or boot rom for network card. However, sometimes I meet some unkown network cards, and I have to
download several different ROM file, then write into floppy disk, then try to boot. then to repeat...  It
really costs time and makes me not very happy. Why not put all ROM into a cdrom iso image, this CD should come
with a very simple boot kernel (only first few steps), after boot from CD, using your arrow key to
select/try the right ROM. It would make the setting of LTSP easy.
> 
> J Bao

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Sudev Barar | 1 Mar 05:32 2003

Re: Odd Open Office issue on Mandrake 9 LTSP clients

On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 17:37, Chris Welsh wrote:
> surleau wrote:
> 
> >I had a font problem for icewm (LTSP server, MDK8.2), and solved it like
> >this :
> >
> >in the script "/etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs", there is a line launching xfs with
> >the option "-port -1". I had to modify it "-port 7100". Then I had my
> >font server and icewm worked.
> >Or disable it and launh it in /etc/rc.local : "xfs -port 7100 -daemon"
I may be off to a tangent here but I faced a similar problem in
implementing Abiword on our setup. Abiword would start and die giving a
font missing error.
My solution was to copy the complete font directory of the font that was
reported missing by Abiword from /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/... to
/opt/ltsp/i386/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/...

Worked for me. Could you also be having the same issue????
Sudev

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Patrick Regnouf | 1 Mar 10:19 2003
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Re: Help with 3c509 and thin clients

Here are the lines:

ddns-update-style             ad-hoc;       (or none)
option option-128 code 128    = string;
option option-129 code 129    = text;

/Patrick

On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 17:51, cliebow@... wrote:
> On redhat 8 i had to add a couple lines about option 128-text option 129 string
> .. plus ddns update style. Don't have it right in front of me. Chuck

Georg Baum | 1 Mar 11:49 2003
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Re: unable to mount ramdisk rw

Am Freitag, 28. Februar 2003 01:25 schrieb Matt Mannikka:
> I have been trying to get PXE boot working with LTSP.  I had the debian
> package working correctly before I started to mess with PXE.  After
> overcoming several hurdles, I am now stuck.  I am able to load the pxe
> boot image (eb-5.0.8-eepro100.lzpxe).  I then see the kernel is loaded
> (which I tagged with mknbi) because it starts to initialize the system.
>   It is just after the message appears that it has created a ram disk
> that things start to get bad.

I suspect that something is wrong with your kernel or initrd. Why did'nt you 
use the standard LTSP kernel? Booting over PXE works well with it. BTW, the 
latest version of the LTSP kernel is 2.4.19.

> Any insight you could give would be greatly appreciated.  Also, where do
> I find the nfs swap patch?  Do I need to use it with kernel 2.4.18?  Is
> there an available 2.4 kernel that doesn't require the patch?

You can find the patch for example in the ltsp_initrd_kit package if you 
really need to build your own kernel.

Georg

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creighto | 1 Mar 05:44 2003

Re: Put all Boot Rom in a bootale CD?


It would be nice if a bootable disk with a hardware auto-detect program 
could be inserted into a legacy machine and tell you what you have 
installed on the machine without opening the case.  Maybe offer some 
lts.conf suggestions as well.
 On Fri, 28 Feb 2003 jam@... wrote:

> Why not just LOOK at your network card, and download the correct
> Etherboot image from rom-o-matic the first time, rather than doing
> the hit-or-miss method ?
> 
> Jim McQuillan
> jam@...
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, 28 Feb 2003, res0i1oz wrote:
> 
> > Dear Friends,
> > 
> > If someone put similar idea in this mail list before, I am sorry for my email.
> > 
> > I guess, Marty Connor's www.Rom-O-Matic.net is the website that most LTSP hobbist, like me,  to get the
boot floppy or boot rom for network card. However, sometimes I meet some unkown network cards, and I have to
download several different ROM file, then write into floppy disk, then try to boot. then to repeat...  It
really costs time and makes me not very happy. Why not put all ROM into a cdrom iso image, this CD should come
with a very simple boot kernel (only first few steps), after boot from CD, using your arrow key to
select/try the right ROM. It would make the setting of LTSP easy.
> > 
> > J Bao
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pedro noticioso | 1 Mar 17:55 2003
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Re: Put all Boot Rom in a bootale CD?

yes, it does exist Jim, and its called knoppix 8)

--- creighto@... wrote:
> 
> It would be nice if a bootable disk with a hardware
> auto-detect program 
> could be inserted into a legacy machine and tell you
> what you have 
> installed on the machine without opening the case. 
> Maybe offer some 
> lts.conf suggestions as well.
>  On Fri, 28 Feb 2003 jam@... wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > Why not just LOOK at your network card, and
> download the correct
> > Etherboot image from rom-o-matic the first time,
> rather than doing
> > the hit-or-miss method ?
> > 
> > Jim McQuillan
> > jam@...
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Fri, 28 Feb 2003, res0i1oz wrote:
> > 
> > > Dear Friends,
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Peter Resciniti | 1 Mar 21:12 2003
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Firestarter Firewall and the ne2000 Network Card I got at DisklessWS.com

I have had a working LTSP system in my home for several months now. This 
weekend I decided to set up a firewall on the same server as my LTSP server. 
I used Firestarter to set up the firewall.

The rules for the firewall is to allow all connections for machines on my 
LAN. I also opened up a web server port and email to everyone.

These rules work for one of my machines. However, the machine which has the 
Network card that I got from DisklessWS no longer works. The system tries to 
find the DHCP server but it just goes into <sleep> mode and never moves past 
this first step. I am not sure how DisklessWS loaded my network card but 
this is the second card I bought from them which has had some strange 
behavior. In fact, the machine that now works, I had to pull out a 
DisklessWS card and put back in my floppy drive and boot off the disk 
because the card behaved strangely. I am tempted to remove the DisklessWS 
card and reinstall my floppy in my other machine but I would really rather 
not do that.

My firewall catches the request from the machine that is not booting - it 
says
PORT = 67
SENT FROM = 0.0.0.0
SERVICE = bootps

I have tried several things (like explicitly allowing connections from 
0.0.0.0 or putting in a specific rule to open up PORT 67 to all machines) 
however to no avail.

The message file from /var/log directory has the following line:

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Daniel Trimpey | 1 Mar 21:34 2003

booting directly into icewm and skipping GDM/XDM/KDM

Hello,

I want to set up k12ltsp at my school, but I want the terminals to
automatically login as "student" and startx instead of having students
login themselves. I don't want gdm/kdm/xdm coming up at all if
possible.I tried simply setting gdm to autologin as "student" but it
only works for the server console, not the clients. I took a stab at
LDAP authentication, but found out that that is WAY over my head. They
will be mounting their novell home dirs using a shell script I wrote and
ncpmount.

Any ideas? Many thanks in advnace!
Daniel Trimpey,
Teachnology Instructor, Webmaster
Centennial Campus Middle School
http://ccms.wcpss.net

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Peter Resciniti | 1 Mar 21:45 2003
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Firestarter Firewall and an ne2000 Network Card from DisklessWS.com

Just as an other information point.

When I shut off both the ip6tables and the firestarter services my 
workstation which was previously hanging on looking for a DHCP server worked 
like a charm (like it has for the paste several months before I set up the 
firewall). So I do not understand why the firewall will prevent this 
workstation from booting when I explicitly tell the firewall to accept all 
connections from this machine.

(I have also explicitly set up the firewall to allow DHCP from all machines 
and to allow bootps from all mahcines and still no results).

Peter

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Peter Resciniti | 1 Mar 22:08 2003
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Solved own problem with Firestarter and NE2000 card from DisklessWS

I figured out the problem on my own. I put in an entry for bootps into my 
hosts.allow file and that enabled my other workstation to boot.

I assume that the cards setup by disklessWS.com use a more secure protocol 
for booting then what I had running on my other machine (I am assuming the 
difference between bootpd and bootps is some sort of encyrption).

This seems to account for the difference in how the machines operated.

PEter

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