Subject: Is it possible to run the X2Go PXE Server (for X2Go TCE) in a Linux-VServer environment?
Date: Tuesday 26th November 2013 08:50:37 UTC (over 2 years ago)
Hi list, I tried to install the X2Go PXE Server in a VServer environment. This failed for several reasons: 1) Linux-VServer isn't included in Wheezy any more, so I had to try it using Squeeze. 2) The nfs-kernel-server package cannot be installed in a VServer environment - this is a general limitation of Linux-VServer (http://linux-vserver.org/Frequently_Asked_Questions_scratch#NFS-server). Said FAQ and "apt-cache show nfs-kernel-server" point to the packages nfs-user-server and unfs3 as alternatives. However, in Squeeze, only the nfs-kernel-server package is available, but neither nfs-user-server nor unfs3 are available. 3) unfs3 is available in sid, but only for the m68k platform, not for i386 or amd64. 4) I can't find nfs-user-server anywhere on packages.debian.org (for any release), which means either the package name is wrong or the package no longer exists. So it seems I'm stuck. Other PXE boot solutions use http/ftp instead of nfs and pass along the client root file system as squashfs. I'm not sure if switching to that method would help much, though, as it means having to load the entire root file system into the client's RAM. At present, the file system needs almost 850 MB of space, which would not fit into my clients - they have between 256 MB and 512 MB. Any suggestions what I could try next? -Stefan