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

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 18:31:45 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> environment.
> /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/ltsp
> and rebuild the initrd - you'll be good to go and have friendly
> hostnames again..
> -Greg

would be good for this to be added to the wiki

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