View Full Version : [edubuntu] Ltsp fat client cannot mount nfs during bootup

November 20th, 2008, 09:22 AM
Hi all,
I'm trying to setup Ltsp under Ubuntu 8.10, I follow the instructions from the LTSPFatClients page and used the fat client plugin to setup the image, but whenever I logon the fat client machine, the message "Your home directory is listed as: '/home/user1' but it does not appear to exist...." any ideas?

Thanks in advance

November 21st, 2008, 01:58 AM
I fixed it by adding the server ip address on the nfsmounts.sh

September 25th, 2009, 06:00 AM
Hi jonatman, I have the same problem, can you pls. help me?

I can't login using my fatclient, it says, "Your home directory is listed as: '/home/user1' but it does not appear to exist...".

What did you do? I found this: http://up-stream.co.uk/2009/05/installing-a-netbooted-fat-client-with-nubaes-scripts/

Maybe it's what you're talking about.

Can you teach me step by step on how to do it? Plus, when I look at my /etc/nfsmounts.sh - it's empty, how do you put your server IP there? Forgive me for being a newbie.

Also, I already followed these:

sudo apt-get install portmap nfs-kernel-server nfs-common

echo "/home,no_root_squash,async)" | sudo tee -a /etc/exports /dev/null

( - my LTSP server)

sudo exportfs -a

But still getting the error message.

Do you really need to tweak the script in nubae.com? Then afterwards, INSTALL sudo ltsp-build-client --chroot (name-of-chroot) --fatclient Ubuntu

just to PUT your SERVER IP address?

Thanks for your time. Hoping to hear from you soon.

October 3rd, 2009, 12:17 PM
Hi, is there anyone using LTSP?

Can anyone help me?

October 4th, 2009, 06:39 PM
I'm having the same problem. The home directory doesn't exist. Can anyone help with this?


October 5th, 2009, 06:06 AM
Hi clarkville, you can press Alt+Ctrl+F1 to switch to terminal1, login and type, mount, as you WILL see, there aren't any "/home" mounts only /proc, /sys, etc...

So you can sudo mount -t nfs /home

Where is your server ip.

Then login w/ Alt+F7, then it finds the home directories.

My only question is, how can you do this automatically at boot up?

Is Nubae's script bad or what? I think it's unreliable.