[mythtv-users] mythbuntu-diskless - how to set client hostname?

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 18:01:43 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Jim Stichnoth <stichnot at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm moving to mythbuntu 10.04 (for the LTS aspect -- I build my own
> myth binaries from source) and I want to set up my 3 netbooting ION
> frontends as Mythbuntu-Diskless clients according to the instructions
> at http://www.mythbuntu.org/wiki/network-boot-mythbuntu-diskless .
> The only issue so far is that when the diskless client boots, it
> insists on settings its hostname as the MAC address.  A related issue
> is that it auto-generates an /etc/hosts file whereas I would like to
> use a system-wide hosts file.
> Does anyone have experience getting this to work "right"?  Or do I
> need to resort to something like overriding hostname and /etc/hosts in
> rc.local?

I remember digging for this for a couple of hours when I wanted my
router to set my hostnames.  The config file is "inside" the chroot



and rebuild the initrd - you'll be good to go and have friendly
hostnames again..


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