Network issue on a cloned server

David Groos djgroos at
Mon Oct 5 13:09:42 UTC 2009

Thanks Scott for this additional info. Since I don't have easy gui access to
this server I sshed into the server, did the sudo apt-get install oem-config
(and it installed some files).  Then tried to run it with sudo oem-config...
and nothing happened, it just went back to the prompt after about 1/2
second.  I did a sudo apt-get upgrade just in case but to no avail.  Any


On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 7:28 AM, R. Scott Belford <scott at> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 4:49 PM, David Groos <djgroos at> wrote:
> > Cool.  Tell me about this oem-config script.  How does one run it?  I did
> a
> > search for it and sounds like a great idea.  It didn't, however, tell how
> to
> > use it.  Would I install it with sudo apt-get oem-config?  Then launch it
> in
> > Terminal w/ sudo oem-config?  What info besides network info would I need
> > handy?  I couldn't find useful info in the wiki?
> Aloha David
> You would definitely just do a sudo apt-get install oem-config (or
> oem-config-gtk for a gui) and lauch it as sudo oem-config.  Everything
> happens automagically, and upon execution of the script you are
> informed that on reboot the new user will be asked for the basic setup
> stuff.  What this lets me do is to tweak and perfect golden images wih
> codecs and more.  Also, given my ridiculous collection of hard drives,
> I create golden images on small, 4-8 gb drives, with / second, so that
> I can image and resize to nearly any profile hardware.
> I am trying to make it really hard for a school to throw out hardware,
> or not to pass it on to a family in need, by making it easy to make
> any functioning computer run "like new" within minutes.  I call it my
> Software Licensing and Fundraising Machine (tm).  You see, instead of
> putting $25 into an XP license, plus all the other stuff, you can put
> $20 into my box and out comes a lifetime license to use the Desktop OS
> I install, $10 for the software project or developer of choice, and
> $10 for your school.  It's like getting Windows and a Gates Foundation
> Gift all at once, for less.  Free and Open Source Software Rocks.
> As far as being on the wiki, I regret that I will continue to be the
> person who documents by email and searches by Google.  I'd far rather
> spend 8 hours on a Saturday, hacking away at a donated server for our
> Charter Schools' headquarters, and solving their grub issues with the
> /dev/rd/c0d0p1 RAID controller, than I would care to spend 8 minutes
> on a wiki adding anything.  If there is any other way I can help,
> please ask.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > David
> --scott
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