[K12OSN] Bondi Mac booting ltsp

cliebow at downeast.net cliebow at downeast.net
Thu Jan 27 11:45:45 UTC 2005

if bill_c could add one linje to auto-switch /opt/ltsp/i386 to
/opt/ltsp/ppc using sed within mthe ppc initrd then root path could be perm
set as /opyt/ltspi86..the other dhcp options i think are ore or less
ignored by those ws that dont need them..that would pretty much do it..

> Well I have a Bondi iMac booting successfully as a true thin from an iBook
> while simultaneously booting a Term150 and another iBook as a true thin.
> glitch so far is the iBook is cut off about 2 inches (need info on setting
> smaller screen size in XF86Config, when I trmore or less ignoredy to
manually adjust the vsync and
> hsync my screen goes into diagonal lines).  So I should be able to get
> documentation together now for setting up both ppc and i386 servers to boot
> new world macs as thin clients (no fancy keystrokes, X queries, or local
> installs first, I mean diskless thin terminals that boot automatically to
> Right now dhcp.conf has to be manually populated with MAC addresses for
> whoever the odd ducks are.  
> So here is a question for anyone who dare answer.  In dhcpd.conf we
specify a 
> option root-path "ser.er.ip.add:/opt/ltsp/kernelpref"; and some other vendor
> specific options.
> Since the first half of a MAC address specifies a vendor (which in theory
> shouldn't change) can this option be made into an if statement stating
> something along the lines of:
> if hardware ethernet 00:05:02:*:*:* (may be a sequence of vendors to cover
> whoever was producing the NIC for Apple at the time)
> then all of the mac options
> else all of the i386 options
> If something like this is possible then I think out of the box support
for MAC
> would be very easy to achieve.  Otherwise a simple script could be written to
> convert the necessary default lines of dhcpd.conf to either support ppc or
> i386 with the directory structure for both on hand
> (/opt/ltsp/i386,/opt/ltsp/ppc).  
> Sorry to ramble here I am just pumped that this is working.
> Thanks for everyones help.
> Jim Kronebusch
> Cotter Tech Department
> 507-453-5188
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