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


Channel log from 1 October 2020   (all times are UTC)

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<Aison0>
hello all, I would like to create a streaming box based on linux, that directly boots into a single software (kodi). This os should be started on many tiny clients over network.
16:01
Is LTSP the right choice for that? I already have a network with router, fileserver, etc... running ISC-DHCP and BIND9. It looks like LTSP is using DNSMASQ
16:01
<alkisg>
If it's debian based, sure
16:03
<Aison0>
My Fileserver also acts as host for other virtual machines. Is it recommended to create a dedicated server for LTSP (as virtual machine?)
16:04
Fileserver is ubuntu server 20.04
16:04
<alkisg>
No, the same server is fine
16:05
Use a vm for the client template disk
16:05
<Aison0>
ok
16:05
vmdk is ok I guess (the template disk will be a ZFS ZVOL)
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<alkisg>
use flat vmdk, single partition, ext4
16:08
It gets squashfs'ed anyway
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<Aison0>
ok
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<alkisg>
Aison0: to be clear, the client VM is the one that needs to be debian-based
16:16
The server isn't important
16:16
<Aison0>
yes, I also use ubuntu as client. But I remove as many packages as possible
16:16
<alkisg>
No problem there
16:17
It's not even a problem if you leave the packages, as they don't take up ram from the client
16:17
They just take a bit of space on the server, which isn't important at all
16:17
E.g. last time I tried something "tiny", my server image was 10 GB, and the client booted while only using 25 MB RAM (debian wheezy)
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<Aison0>
:D
16:18
currently my client is around 5GB
16:19
I wonder If I should put all clients into their own VLAN
16:20
Is a swap file or partition required?
16:21
<alkisg>
In the client vm? No
16:21
<Aison0>
ok
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<alkisg>
Re: security, usually the clients don't have root access so they can't fiddle much
16:22
You should worry more about someone bringing their own linux laptop, than hacking into one of the clients...
16:26
If one is too worried, sure, vlans or wireguard are good options
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<Aison0>
ok :)
16:28
In fact, VLAN is no problem here, since we use only managed switches, where I can set the vlan for each port
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<Hyperbyte>
Ook gefeliciteerd :-)
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22:12
<Aison0>
I created an ubuntu image
22:12
but somehow it hangs during initrd
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do I have to add some special packages?
22:15
because else it looks fine so far
22:15
the thin clients detects pxe loader and enters iPXE boot menu
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there I can select my created image
22:15
the image is loaded and executed
22:15
but then the boot process hangs
22:17
maybe it is a problem of the nfs kernel server
22:23
ok, my nfs server supports only nfsv4
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and it looks like ltsp wants v3
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