Thin Client /etc/hosts entry
stretchem at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 20:47:52 GMT 2009
> On Mon, 12 Jan 2009, M Rathburn wrote:
> > How do I make entries into the /etc/hosts for PXE i386 thin
> > I noticed that when I chrooted and tried to edit the file, it shows:
> > #This is a ltsp chroot and this file will be rewritten in
> boot process
> > #of terminal.
> > 127.0.0.1 localhost
> > So where would I make the entries so they'll propagate to the TC's?
> A while back I used ltsp to network boot a bunch of servers.
> I created a file called
> made it executable and linked it into /etc/rc2.d/ so the
> script ran on boot.
> The script did a bunch of things like:
> echo "w.x.y.z hostname1" >> /etc/hosts
> echo "w.x.y.z hostname2" >> /etc/hosts
> echo "w.x.y.z hostname3" >> /etc/hosts
> It also ran something like:
> mac=`ip addr show eth0 | grep 'link/ether' | cut -f 6 -d " "`
> to identify the machine by their mac address, then I had a
> case statement which compared $mac to a bunch of known macs
> and made machine-specific customisations.
> This (particularly the machine-specific bit) is not very
> scalable and not very pretty, but it suited my purpose.
This works perfectly Gavin! Thanks!
sudo chroot /opt/ltsp/i386
sudo vi /etc/init.d/customize_clients
echo "192.168.1.36 portal.childrenfirstflorida.org" >> /etc/hosts
sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/customize_clients
sudo ln -s ../init.d/customize_clients /etc/rc2.d/S99customize_clients
sudo ltsp-update-image --arch i386
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