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RE: [K12OSN] Bondi Mac booting ltsp



Jim,

With help from Chuck, i've been able to figure out the correct string to
check for, to set the correct root-path.

I've written up my method on the LTSP wiki.  Take a look at this doc:

http://wiki.ltsp.org/twiki/bin/view/Ltsp/DHCP#How_to_automatically_pass_the_co


Jim McQuillan
jam Ltsp org



On Thu, 27 Jan 2005, Jim Kronebusch wrote:

> > Chuck and Jim,
> >
> > There's a much better solution to the problem, that doesn't
> > require hard-wiring a directory.
> >
> > When a DHCP client sends a request, it sends a
> > vendor-class-identifier, so that the dhcp server knows
> > something about the client. PXE bootroms send 'PXEClient'.
> > Etherboot bootroms send 'Etherboot'.
> >
> > Well, we just need to tell the dhclient in the ppc initrd to
> > send something unique, that we can identify it by.  Then, in
> > dhcpd.conf, we can have an entry like this:
> >
> >  if substring (option vendor-class-identifier, 0, 8) = "PPC_LTSP" {
> >    option root-path "192.168.0.254:/opt/ltsp/ppc";
> >  }
> >  else{
> >    option root-path "192.168.0.254:/opt/ltsp/i386";
> >  }
> >
> >
> > That is, assuming we set the vendor-class-identifier to
> > 'PPC_LTSP' in the initrd.  it's WAY more flexible than having
> > a sed script modify the root-path that is returned.
>
> Thanks Jim.  I'll give it a try.  This whole thing is awesome.  I think
> it will help afford a lot of current apple schools the option to slowly
> transition to LTSP and eventually x86 bases clients.
>
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