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RE: [K12OSN] how to ssh a TC



Maybe this is a dumb question, but why can't you mount the filesystem RW for
the session, make your changes, and then remount it RO?

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> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On
> Behalf Of Almquist Burke
> Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 5:14 PM
> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] how to ssh a TC
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> On Mar 27, 2009, at 3:15 AM, Asmo Koskinen wrote:
> 
> > Almquist Burke kirjoitti:
> >
> >> Here's a better question, why do you want to do this?
> >
> > Because you can do it?
> 
> I didn't mean to sound smart, I was just trying to figure out what
> you were trying to accomplish. The clients mount their minimal OS
> read only. So if you want to make changes to the client chroot, you'd
> have to chroot into the client root on the server (where you have
> read-write access) to make your changes. I think you might need to
> reboot the client to make some of the changes take effect (like if
> you enabled SSHD on the client).
> 
> >
> > Maybe you want to check out exactly what kind of hardware unknown
> > thin client do have (lspci)? Or what it does right now (ps ax,
> > top)? Or what happens when you plug in USB stick (dmesg)?
> >
> > With root enabled you can ssh in thin client and check out all
> > this. It is not the same thing as "chroot /etc/opt/i386".
> >
> > http://wiki.ubuntu-fi.org/LTSP5_Chroot
> >
> >
> 
> Exactly, but you have to make the changes to the client root by
> chrooting into it on the server.
> That's all I was trying to say.
> 
> > Best Regards Asmo Koskinen.
> >
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