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"David Trask" 07-24-2012 01:33 AM

Single NIC install of Edubuntu
 
What I'm running into are a few things...and I'm sure I'm just missing something. *First...I've disabled the other onboard NIC on the server....it doesn't get and address, but ifconfig still shows it's there. *I also need to change the default addressing scheme for DHCP to a 10.0.0.x network. *I did that and it seemed to break something so that the thin-clients don't
finish booting....they get the Edubuntu splash screen, but end with an initramfs message. *I haven't gotten into it too far...so I have not troubleshot that issue. *Nonetheless, I'm also able to ping, but unable to resolve. *In other words....ping 10.0.0.1 *works fine (10.0.0.1 is my firewall/router for the LAN)...yet ping abc.com doesn't...nor does firefox go to any web sites (although it will go to IP addresses)....so I'm guessing it's not resolving. *So...what do I need to change and watch out for when changing the network addressing from the default 192.168.x.x to 10.0.x.x. *I'm pretty sure I had most everything...the server has the right address....


Not 100% sure where everything lives now. *Thought about editing /etc/resolv.conf manually, but it doesn't seem like anything is in there


Any ideas welcome


Mike Biancaniello *<mikebianc@aol.com> writes:
I run a single NIC system. In previous versions, you had to jump through some hoops to use the installer, but I just installed 12.04 on a single NIC system and it worked great. My edubuntu install also acts as the DHCP for everything. What issues are you running into?



From: David Trask <dtrask@vcsvikings.org>
To: edubuntu-users <edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm
Subject: Single NIC install of Edubuntu


Hi!


I've been doing Linux Terminal Servers for a long time...K12LTSP and even Edubuntu. *I'm now coming back to Edubuntu after using Resara for a few years. *Here's my scenario....


I have a huge server...no issues there. *Quad processors...each quad core...24GB RAM....multiple fast hard drives...gig nics...etc. *I'm trying to keep it simple. *(most of my switches are unmanaged gigabit switches...so channel bonding may not be an easy idea..) *I'm trying to do a single NIC install. *This server will also be the DHCP server for my entire network. *I can't seem to find the documentation for setting this up (single NIC that is) *I thought I had it, but now I'm having issues getting to the internet from the clients and even the server. *Can anyone point me in the right direction? *I have done a single NIC install before with K12LTSP...and probably even Edubuntu, but I cannot seem to find the documentation I used and I'm running into what
should be simple issues. *Any ideas are welcome.


David Trask
Technology Director/Teacher
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dtrask@vcsvikings.org
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Mike Biancaniello 07-24-2012 01:57 AM

Single NIC install of Edubuntu
 
How is the server obtaining the IP address? *DHCP from some other source on the network (this would break your client's PXE booting)?If your IP on the server is manually configured, then you need to populate /etc/resolve.conf with the correct NS entries. *If you don't know what they are, you can check to see what the router uses, or you can turn on NAT and DHCP on the router, boot some other box (laptop) to obtain an address via DHCP, and then see what was assigned (some routers will relay the dns for you so you would just have to point to 10.0.0.1). *Alternatively, you can just use 8.8.8.8 (Google's open DNS).
In my network, I run my own internal DNS server that will fwd to my ISP's servers (and 8.8.8.8) for zones that aren't on my internal network. *This also allows me to set up dyndns so that anything that boots onto the network will get not only an IP, but also a resolvable name.

I'm sure you've already looked at it, but the install installs a default dhcp.conf in /etc/ltsp/dhcp.conf that will not have the right settings for dns, etc.You need to make sure that every setting matches your network. *Things like name-server or even next-server (I usually comment out this one since the next-server is the same as the DHCP server).

From: David Trask <dtrask@vcsvikings.org>
To: mikebianc <mikebianc@aol.com>, edubuntu-users <edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 9:34 pm
Subject: Re: Single NIC install of Edubuntu


What I'm running into are a few things...and I'm sure I'm just missing something. *First...I've disabled the other onboard NIC on the server....it doesn't get and address, but ifconfig still shows it's there. *I also need to change the default addressing scheme for DHCP to a 10.0.0.x network. *I did that and it seemed to break something so that the thin-clients don't
finish booting....they get the Edubuntu splash screen, but end with an initramfs message. *I haven't gotten into it too far...so I have not troubleshot that issue. *Nonetheless, I'm also able to ping, but unable to resolve. *In other words....ping 10.0.0.1 *works fine (10.0.0.1 is my firewall/router for the LAN)...yet ping abc.com doesn't...nor does firefox go to any web sites (although it will go to IP addresses)....so I'm guessing it's not resolving. *So...what do I need to change and watch out for when changing the network addressing from the default 192.168.x.x to 10.0.x.x. *I'm pretty sure I had most everything...the server has the right address....


Not 100% sure where everything lives now. *Thought about editing /etc/resolv.conf manually, but it doesn't seem like anything is in there


Any ideas welcome


Mike Biancaniello *<mikebianc@aol.com> writes:
I run a single NIC system. In previous versions, you had to jump through some hoops to use the installer, but I just installed 12.04 on a single NIC system and it worked great. My edubuntu install also acts as the DHCP for everything. What issues are you running into?



From: David Trask <dtrask@vcsvikings.org>
To: edubuntu-users <edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm
Subject: Single NIC install of Edubuntu


Hi!


I've been doing Linux Terminal Servers for a long time...K12LTSP and even Edubuntu. *I'm now coming back to Edubuntu after using Resara for a few years. *Here's my scenario....


I have a huge server...no issues there. *Quad processors...each quad core...24GB RAM....multiple fast hard drives...gig nics...etc. *I'm trying to keep it simple. *(most of my switches are unmanaged gigabit switches...so channel bonding may not be an easy idea..) *I'm trying to do a single NIC install. *This server will also be the DHCP server for my entire network. *I can't seem to find the documentation for setting this up (single NIC that is) *I thought I had it, but now I'm having issues getting to the internet from the clients and even the server. *Can anyone point me in the right direction? *I have done a single NIC install before with K12LTSP...and probably even Edubuntu, but I cannot seem to find the documentation I used and I'm running into what
should be simple issues. *Any ideas are welcome.


David Trask
Technology Director/Teacher
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask@vcsvikings.org
(207) 923-4305


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David Groos 07-24-2012 02:30 AM

Single NIC install of Edubuntu
 
Hi David,

See comments inline:










What I'm running into are a few things...and I'm sure I'm just missing something. *First...I've disabled the other onboard NIC on the server....it doesn't get and address, but ifconfig still shows it's there. *
*Not sure if you've checked this yet but the config file that (at least used to) assign the HW address of the NIC to the port is located in: /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules.* If it is strange (happened in my case when cloning a 'golden server' you delete this file and will be re-generated upon restart with the accurate info.* Then, perhaps by commenting out the NIC you don't want in this config file and restarting the server, the NIC will disappear?

*I also need to change the default addressing scheme for DHCP to a 10.0.0.x network. *I did that and it seemed to break something so that the thin-clients don't
finish booting....they get the Edubuntu splash screen, but end with an initramfs message. *I haven't gotten into it too far...so I have not troubleshot that issue. *Nonetheless, I'm also able to ping, but unable to resolve. *In other words....ping 10.0.0.1 *works fine (10.0.0.1 is my firewall/router for the LAN)...yet ping abc.com doesn't...nor does firefox go to any web sites (although it will go to IP addresses)....so I'm guessing it's not resolving. *So...what do I need to change and watch out for when changing the network addressing from the default 192.168.x.x to 10.0.x.x. *I'm pretty sure I had most everything...the server has the right address....



Not 100% sure where everything lives now. *Thought about editing /etc/resolv.conf manually, but it doesn't seem like anything is in there

What I would recommend doing is working through this wiki page as it has received much loving care to be REALLY helpful when working to get internet working on thin client networks.* I've used that page to troubleshoot more than 1 time...


Good luck,
David G




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Jim Christiansen 07-24-2012 02:49 AM

Single NIC install of Edubuntu
 
Hello David,
I run single nics on both servers and have always had troubles in the past getting things to use one nic but after a couple of hours... *things work well. *I dumped the network-manager and that helped. *I'm at home and the servers are both off for the summer, but I remember that my resolve.conf got messed somehow and I also lost network configs between the first couple reboots after dumping networkmanger. *I think I had to put the interfaces?? conf back 2x.

This is one reason that I'm still using 10.04 for next year! *:D *It's such a hastle getting everything upgraded. *It's often the little things that turn into big mosters that keep life busy!

I wish I could help more.
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