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

Jim Stichnoth stichnot at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 22:34:21 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 10:01 AM, 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..

I made the OVERLAYKEY change, then regenerated the initrd by running
mkinitramfs on the client, then copied the initrd to the server's tftp
area and rebooted the client.  Now the hostname ends up being "ltsp".
What could I be doing wrong?


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