LTSP is a Thin Client Solution for Linux operating systems. To learn more, browse the resources on this website or click below to see the benefits of LTSP. There is a community LTSP support chatroom on the IRC network Freenode. Developers and ‘s LTSP Tutorial Videos [YouTube]. If you are a government or educational leader, Rais has extra server he may choose to gift to your organization — if you are serious about using LTSP. This gift .

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This would not be helpful! Be careful when you’re on a larger network, if you accidentally start a Tutlrial server on the rest of your company or school network, you will surely annoy your network administrator.

If you’re jumping into this site here then it’s worth mentioning that this guide has been written for Lucid Lynx Please refer to the Apple documentation provided with your system for further information on Bootcamp. Then restart dnsmasq with the command sudo systemctl restart dnsmasq 5.

45 Minutes to a Linux Terminal Server –

Once the server has been updated and any additional software has been installed a new client filesystem image must be created in order for the clients to also have these updates. Installation Media Download Edubuntu If you haven’t had a chance to download Edubuntu yet, visit our Tutorixl page to find out where and how to get it. Software is added to the server that is desirable for clients.


The first step of set up, of course, would be to install the operating system. If you would like the system to be updated as part of the installation process, choose “Download updates while installing”. We will include screenshots for tuforial rest of the installation process.

First, a little background. In the user setup dialog, you will be requested to set up the administrator user on the system. We need to edit the last two lines and add a few more.

When the server is updated. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Note that this may be different from your country or language setting. If your computer is an Apple computer, you will have to boot from a DVD and hold in lfsp Alt key from the moment you have started it up.

How to install LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) on Ubuntu Server

Then on the login screen click on Preferences in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen and choose Shutdown. My router issues IP addresses from If you would like to play certain types of media files or need additional hardware drivers, select “Install this third tuutorial software”.

You will then be able to return to the previous form and change your option, or alternatively you could force it and lose the existing network connection.

Note, the command will build a 32bit image. However I’ll explain what settings I changed shown in red below so you should be able to adjust this file to suit your network.

It is important that you make sure that this static IP address is outside the range issued by your router otherwise you might find you router giving this address to another device on your network.


The IP address of the machine I’m using currently is It also says to use a desktop. We aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. In my case, it was requested that at the minimum a web browser, LibreOffice and gcc be provided for the thin clients. If you have chosen the “Install Edubuntu” option then the installer will start automatically without a desktop session.

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Install and Configure Ubuntu LTSP Server

In the DNS servers field enter This document describes installing Edubuntu I don’t want this. If the server will run one subnet containing the Internet connection and the clients it need have only one network interface card.

Screenshots What’s lgsp in Edubuntu? You can usually do this by pressing F12 during the boot process or by pressing F2, F10 or delete depending on computer manufacture to enter its setup.

Most netbooks are supported very well and shouldn’t be problematic. The version of the kernel running on the server can be determined with the command uname -r Note that at the time of writing the kernel was 4.

Thus dnsmasq is the dhcp server for that subnet only. Any users with root access eg: