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

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Fri Dec 24 20:20:44 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 12:23 PM, Jim Stichnoth <stichnot at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Jim Stichnoth <stichnot at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 10:01 AM, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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?
> I gave up on trying to solve this problem after I learned that I could
> add "overlaykey=<desired-hostname>" to the boot arguments for the
> particular frontend in the pxelinux.cfg directory.  This is easy
> enough to maintain across 3 frontends.

Hmmm, is your router setting it that way by accident?  You are setting
it literally as:


right?  I am out of ideas there since I do not have ltsp installed anywhere now.

> Along those lines, another useful boot argument is "blacklist=nouveau"
> since the other techniques in the wiki seemed to have no effect.
> I'll try updating the wiki after everything settles.
> Thanks Greg for your help.

no problem.

> Jim

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