[lucid beta2] LTSP install doesn't work out of box on systems with a single NIC

Bug #558573 reported by Jeff Lane on 2010-04-08
This bug affects 1 person
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ltsp (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Installed Lucid AMD64 and chose the LTSP Server option. My test VM only had a single NIC.

I tried by both configuring the NIC via DHCP and via Static IP (I assume static is the correct way to configure this) during install. IN both cases, I got an error message telling me that I'd have to edit /etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf to make it work.

However, I got NO indication or even a hint as to what exactly I had to do when I edited that file.

Thus, LTSP did not work.

I retried after adding a second NIC to that VM, and the LTSP install completed successfully.

tags: added: iso-testing
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2010-04-10
Changed in ltsp (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

Was that actually an error message ? As in, a red screen blocking the installation ?

The expected behavior is an informational message telling you to edit dhcpd.conf after install to setup your DHCP.
That's because we don't want to start a DHCP server in single-NIC setup as it's very likely to break your existing network.

Though you might have also been affected by bug #203954

Jeff Lane (bladernr) wrote :


Ok... informational message... I understand now.

That being said, I AM affected by 203954 in LTSP on Lucid... the dhcpd.conf file had to be hacked to reflect a 64bit environment.

Jeff Lane (bladernr) wrote :

Oh... forgot to add, the informational meessage didn't exactly tell me WHAT to do with dhcpd.conf. I had to hop onto #ltsp on freenode and ask there. The message simply said something to the effect of "You need to edit dhcpd.conf to make it work" but never mentioned what needed to be changed or added.

Jeff Lane (bladernr) wrote :

And looking at bug #203954 I see that it should also be fixed in the newest build, so that should take care of that issue for me as well.. Thanks! you guys are on the ball.

Jeff Lane (bladernr) wrote :

Over a year old, never addressed. Closing.

Changed in ltsp (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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