Vmware server and LTSP 5

I tested LTSP 5 in fedora 8 using vmware server 1.0.4 build-56528.

There are certain thing that is needed to be taken care off .

By default a bridging in configured between your ethernet card and vmware which is known as virbr0 . Now as most internet connection are served over dhcp, so there are chances of both dhcp server getiing mixed and result is this error

No root path received
no option root-path specified in your dhcpd.conf file
may be multiple dhcp server configured

A solution to this problem is to create a host only network configuration . This is same as configuring a network on a server with two NIC’s. On for internet and other for serving dhcp to clients.

in order to do so run vmware-config.pl as root


#vmware-config.pl

Now i am just adding the portion needed to configure a host only networking

configured manually


Do you want networking for your virtual machines? (yes/no/help) yes


Would you prefer to modify your existing networking configuration using the
wizard or the editor? (wizard/editor/help) wizard

Do you want to be able to use NAT networking in your virtual machines? (yes/no)
[yes] no

Do you want to be able to use host-only networking in your virtual machines?
[no] yes


Configuring a host-only network for vmnet1.

Do you want this program to probe for an unused private subnet? (yes/no/help)
[yes] no

What will be the IP address of your host on the private
network? 10.82.6.1


What will be the netmask of your private network? 255.255.255.0


The following host-only networks have been defined:


. vmnet1 is a host-only network on private subnet 10.82.6.0.

Do you wish to configure another host-only network? (yes/no) no

Ltsp 5 in fedora 8

I have made a pdf file that contain a little bit more detail description of making LTSP 5 running in fedora 8 (i386) .

This contain detail about configuring configuration files as well .

Hope this will help .

You can find the file here

p.s . :

This file contains details about /etc/exports , /etc/host.allow , /etc/dhcpd.conf , because for LTSP 5 need these to wriiten manually as compared to LTSP 4.2 .