[Server-devel] [Dextrose] Regarding my OLPC XS Wishlist
bernie at codewiz.org
Fri Jun 3 23:57:13 EDT 2011
On Sat, 2011-06-04 at 00:21 +1000, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> On 4 June 2011 00:00, Aleksey Lim <alsroot at activitycentral.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 03, 2011 at 09:40:48AM -0400, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> >> On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 7:49 AM, Sridhar Dhanapalan
> >> <sridhar at laptop.org.au> wrote:
> >> > On 3 June 2011 21:31, Aleksey Lim <alsroot at activitycentral.org> wrote:
> >> >> btw, did someone try to use cloning paradigm for setting up new school
> >> >> servers instead of using regular install way? Just clonning the system
> >> >> will lest avoid many issues by design.
> >> >
> >> > Do you mean creating an image of a server installation and applying it
> >> > to other machines?
> >> >
> >> > We've done that with the XS-AU (using clonezilla), and I'm pretty sure
> >> > it works with an OLPC XS.
> >> Note that without a script that cleans up config & state, you're bound
> >> to have some fun problems with the resulting systems.
> > Do you mean particular script, which one?
> You'll need to clean up:
> /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules (delete the lines that
> refer to all the eth devices)
Oh yeah, udev's obnoxious persistent-net-generator! I always delete it
along with the other persistent nonsense for cdroms.
It should be taught as a case-study of how a seemingly well designed
attempt at fix a small annoyance in the system could lead to much
greater pain in several real-world situations :-)
_ // Bernie Innocenti
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