Downloading the Default Linux Client

Install the linuxmuster-client-servertools package on the server.

server ~ # apt-get install linuxmuster-client-servertools
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libcrypt-openssl-random-perl makepasswd
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libcrypt-openssl-random-perl linuxmuster-client-servertools makepasswd
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
Need to get 31.8 kB of archives.
After this operation, 239 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y

View the list of all available client images:

server ~ # linuxmuster-client -a list-available
Hole Liste der verfügbaren cloops...OK

Imagename                 Info
xenial-qgm                          Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64Bit
trusty714                          Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64Bit
xenial916                          Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64Bit

Download the image of your choice (here: xenial916) with

server ~ # linuxmuster-client -a auto -c xenial916 -H xenial

The computer group (hardware class) xenial is created and several files are created. The most important ones are


Now you can add client computers to the computer group xenial.


If a file already exists, the program terminates first. The -f option resumes a download and overwrites existing files, automatically backing up /var/linbo/start. conf. xenial and /var/linbo/linuxmuster-client/xenial.