IRC chat logs for #ltsp on irc.freenode.net (webchat)


Channel log from 14 August 2011   (all times are UTC)

02:24
<Damianos>
can ltsp-build-client's --mirror option be used to use another distro's install CD?
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05:00
<Damianos>
alkisg: how can one install another distro that has a completely different file system using ltsp-build-client?
05:00
<alkisg>
Damianos: what are you trying to do, specifically?
05:01
<Damianos>
have android-x86 run on the clients
05:01
I know...I'm always looking for trouble lol
05:01
<alkisg>
OK, start with googling for "debootstrap android"
05:02
(assuming you want to do that from debian/ubuntu)
05:02
<Damianos>
yes...ubuntu
05:03
<alkisg>
ltsp-build-client uses debootstrap, so if debootstrap doesn't support android, neithr will ltsp-build-client
05:03
So in that (most probable) case you'll need to do a manual installation without ltsp-build-client
05:04
Btw... did you manage to install android in one client LOCALLY, and did it work fine for you?
05:04
<Damianos>
I installed android in a vm
05:04
works great so far
05:05
<alkisg>
What file system does it use?
05:05
<Damianos>
sorry, not file system but file structure
05:05
ext3
05:06
<alkisg>
Then I imagine you can start by copying the whole android hierarchy to /opt/ltsp/android
05:06
(instead of ltsp-build-client)
05:07
And after that, to see if you can make android use nfs, nbd, to make the custom initrd that ltsp requires etc
05:07
Making a distro support ltsp is no small task
05:08
Googling for "netboot android" might also give you some insight
05:08
In any case, prepare yourself for some months of work :)
05:09
<Damianos>
no problem :)
05:10
lol
05:10
this is the closest to the metal I've ever wandered
05:11
<alkisg>
Damianos: on second thought... android doesn't even use X, right?
05:11
Or the PC installation uses X?
05:11
<Damianos>
I don't think so
05:11
I'm not sure
05:12
<alkisg>
I think you should completely forget about ltsp then,
05:13
and only use the netbooting daemons of ltsp (tftp, maybe nbd or nfs),
05:13
and only focus on "netboot android"
05:13
Which android .iso did you use to install to the VM?
05:14
Hm, or, you could install X on android, I think that's doable :D
05:14
If you get this far enough, you'll be creating your own distro :D
05:16
http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Android
05:18
<Damianos>
I used the latest stable 2.2
05:22
<alkisg>
From here? http://www.android-x86.org/download
05:22
I can't find the generic stable for 2.2...
05:22
<Damianos>
yes
05:23
bottom of the page
05:23
i useed the eeepc
05:23
<alkisg>
OK, I'll try that
05:23
Last year when I tried it it was very slow
05:24
<Damianos>
I just noticed the keyboard is not working
05:25
lol
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05:34
<Damianos>
are you installing it now ?
05:47
<alkisg>
No, I meant in the future, e.g. in a few months
05:47
But it doesn't look like it runs X
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07:54
<Hyperbyte>
Hey Alkis! Norway is really beautiful. :-)
09:02
<ronalde_>
alkisg: that's exactly what I needed, thanks
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