[Pkg-ltsp-devel] Bug#519325: Error "NFS over TCP not available from ..."

Gustavo Lima gustavopml at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 21:29:32 UTC 2009

Package: ltsp-server
Version: 5.1.10-2
Severity: normal

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1. Xen dom0 running on lenny amd64 with 12 vlan interfaces
2. domU running lenny amd64 with 12 network interfaces, bridged on those
vlans, running dhcp server on almost all networks
3. On the same domU where dhcp is running I installed
4. My dhcpd.conf for the network where the ltsp-clients are running is:

subnet netmask {
        range                 ;
        use-host-decl-names             on;
        option routers        ;
        option domain-name-servers,;
        option domain-name              "domain.com";
        option netbios-name-servers,;
        next-server           ;
        option root-path                "";
        if substring (option vendor-class-identifier, 0, 9) =
"PXEClient" {
                filename "/ltsp/i386/pxelinux.0";
        } else {
                filename "/ltsp/i386/nbi.img";

host ws0020 {
    hardware ethernet    00:50:04:E3:A9:D5;
    filename             "ltsp/i386/nbi.img";

5. I ran ltsp-build-client with the following sintaxe: 

ltsp-build-client --arch i386

I followed the steps on http://wiki.debian.org/LTSP/Howto but didn't
found /etc/lts.conf and /etc/default/ltsp-client-setup on the system
nether the docs at /usr/share/doc/ltsp-client*. Am I suposed to install
any other packages like ltsp-client? I don't believe so as the
disclaimer at the package description tells me not to do so.

My dhcp is running fine and tftp server either.

I boot my client and it gets the IP address, loads de image and right
after that starts a loop message "NFS over TCP not available from" until it stops giving me 3 mount error messages when trying
to mount /dev, /sys, /proc and at last "No init found. Try passing init=

Looking at ltsp_nbd I found declarations to /scripts/nfs-top but it is not in /scripts/.
I believe this a severe bug or the tutorials are not complete about the packages that are
needed for this installation to work.

--- System information. ---
Architecture: amd64
Kernel:       Linux 2.6.26-1-xen-amd64

Debian Release: lenny

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