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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Matthew Helmke

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Using LTSP

When you boot a thin client in an LTSP network, it retrieves the boot image from the LTSP server and uses it to create the environment to be displayed to the user. The process includes using Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) to request from and assign to the client an IP address on the network. The process then downloads the kernel and initial RAM disk from the server and then downloads the LTSP configuration and mounts the server-hosted file system. It uses chroot to use this file system as the client’s own root file system and then finishes the boot using the instructions in that file system. This is a highly configurable process. By default the client boots to a login screen using the LTSP Display Manager (LDM) in place of GDM ...

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