[K12OSN] Streamlining LTSP Mac support

Jim McQuillan jam at mcquil.com
Fri Jan 28 16:09:06 UTC 2005


can you join me on the #ltsp IRC channel?  We can work through this
interactively, and get to the bottom of it quickly.


On Fri, 28 Jan 2005, Jim Kronebusch wrote:

> Chuck and Jim,
>      I cannot get the suggested changes for finding a specific vendor
> code and choosing the right base directory and filename.  I would like
> to get things to where the only time you would need a mac address is if
> X didn't work fully automatic and you needed to specify a specific setup
> in lts.conf.  Once this stage is setup right I would like to turn it
> into a package that when you ran an installer script it would expand
> /opt/ltsp/ppc, echo a new line into /etc/exports, echo the new lines
> into dhcpd.conf (all echo additions commented by default), and expand
> the yaboot-yaboot.conf-inird files into tftpboot.  Then we could just
> include a README explaining to remove the comments from /etc/dhcpd.conf
> and /etc/exports and a summary of how things work so users could have
> the knowledge to tweak things.
>      Maybe in Boston we could take a look at this.  Otherwise if you
> have any other suggestions for me to try in the meantime let me know.  I
> cannot get the macs to boot with the option vendor code stuff.  I tried
> with the 20,3)="ppc" and with 0,9)="AAPLBSDPC" but no matter what I set
> the if statement won't work.  And the macs will not boot if I don't set
> option vendor code = "AAPLBSDPC" under the workstation specific settings
> in dhcpd.conf.
> Thanks
> Jim Kronebusch
> Cotter Tech Department
> 507-453-5188
> jim at winonacotter.org
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