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Dewayne

Hello all,

 

I need some configuration help with Thinstation. Here's the situation:

 

We have a few hundred laptops scattered across the state that are used to give certification exams. Those laptops are currently running an old build of Tiny Core linux that was created using http://repurpose.vmwarecloud.at/ which is no longer online.

 

So, to replicate my existing setup with Thinstation I made a syslinux image and included the vmware pcoip package. I had to download the setup files manually but in the end I got a working image running on one of my laptops with the vmware pcoip client and was able to connect to our Horizon View infrastructure and run the exam. yay!

 

The issue is...

 

Each laptop has a slightly different configuration. Each laptop uses a dedicated service account that auto logs in. I can set these settings in the vmware-preferences file on the laptop but those changes are lost after a restart. I assume this is because I'm not using Thinstation as designed?

 

Is there a way that I can save those changes to the disk once the image is on the laptop?

 

I would like to be able to make a generic image and distribute it to my field techs so that they can update the current laptops to Thinstation and then configure the vmware login.

 

Thanks for any help you can offer. This is a pretty amazing project and I hope to be able to put it to use. Thanks for your time.

 

Dewayne


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Re: Savings changes to disk

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If you are using the automount package, and running as root, and you still have the following line in your thinstation.conf.buildtime
MOUNT_1="LABEL=home     /root           auto    x-mount.mkdir,defaults  0       0"
then it's all really easy.
You need to make a script that creates two volumes on the physical disk of the laptop
One called "boot", that is fat formated, bootable and contains the syslinux bootloader and thinstation image files.
The other called "home", formated ext3/4
This will create the following result.
Laptio will boot TS from boot partition, when TS sees "home", it will mount it at /root creating a persistent home directory. VMWare view will write to that dir, and should have persistence. Making a thumbdrive that boots/nukes laptops is the fun and easy part. Look at mkmbrdrv for a nice script to partition and format things for you.


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Hello all,
 
I need some configuration help with Thinstation. Here's the situation:
 
We have a few hundred laptops scattered across the state that are used to give certification exams. Those laptops are currently running an old build of Tiny Core linux that was created using http://repurpose.vmwarecloud.at/ which is no longer online.
 
So, to replicate my existing setup with Thinstation I made a syslinux image and included the vmware pcoip package. I had to download the setup files manually but in the end I got a working image running on one of my laptops with the vmware pcoip client and was able to connect to our Horizon View infrastructure and run the exam. yay!
 
The issue is...
 
Each laptop has a slightly different configuration. Each laptop uses a dedicated service account that auto logs in. I can set these settings in the vmware-preferences file on the laptop but those changes are lost after a restart. I assume this is because I'm not using Thinstation as designed?
 
Is there a way that I can save those changes to the disk once the image is on the laptop?
 
I would like to be able to make a generic image and distribute it to my field techs so that they can update the current laptops to Thinstation and then configure the vmware login.
 
Thanks for any help you can offer. This is a pretty amazing project and I hope to be able to put it to use. Thanks for your time.
 
Dewayne

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Dewayne

Thanks Don, I’ll give this a shot. Linux is far from my specialty but I’ve managed to trip and fall my way this far with some success!

 

Thanks again,

 

Dewayne

 

From: Don Cupp [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:10 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

If you are using the automount package, and running as root, and you still have the following line in your thinstation.conf.buildtime

MOUNT_1="LABEL=home     /root           auto    x-mount.mkdir,defaults  0       0"

then it's all really easy.

You need to make a script that creates two volumes on the physical disk of the laptop

One called "boot", that is fat formated, bootable and contains the syslinux bootloader and thinstation image files.

The other called "home", formated ext3/4

This will create the following result.

Laptio will boot TS from boot partition, when TS sees "home", it will mount it at /root creating a persistent home directory. VMWare view will write to that dir, and should have persistence. Making a thumbdrive that boots/nukes laptops is the fun and easy part. Look at mkmbrdrv for a nice script to partition and format things for you.

 

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:33 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:

 

Hello all,

 

I need some configuration help with Thinstation. Here's the situation:

 

We have a few hundred laptops scattered across the state that are used to give certification exams. Those laptops are currently running an old build of Tiny Core linux that was created using http://repurpose.vmwarecloud.at/ which is no longer online.

 

So, to replicate my existing setup with Thinstation I made a syslinux image and included the vmware pcoip package. I had to download the setup files manually but in the end I got a working image running on one of my laptops with the vmware pcoip client and was able to connect to our Horizon View infrastructure and run the exam. yay!

 

The issue is...

 

Each laptop has a slightly different configuration. Each laptop uses a dedicated service account that auto logs in. I can set these settings in the vmware-preferences file on the laptop but those changes are lost after a restart. I assume this is because I'm not using Thinstation as designed?

 

Is there a way that I can save those changes to the disk once the image is on the laptop?

 

I would like to be able to make a generic image and distribute it to my field techs so that they can update the current laptops to Thinstation and then configure the vmware login.

 

Thanks for any help you can offer. This is a pretty amazing project and I hope to be able to put it to use. Thanks for your time.

 

Dewayne


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Re: Savings changes to disk

Dewayne

Well… I thought I had it.

 

I put my laptop drive in my devstation box and partitioned the drive accordingly. Copied everything over and it boots fine in the laptop. /root is on /dev/sda2 labeled home. However any changes I make to the vmware-preferences file are still discarded after a restart. There does appear to be *some* persistence though as my recently edited files in medit show up.

 

I’m stuck L

 

Dewayne

 

From: Hyatt, Dewayne [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:45 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

Thanks Don, I’ll give this a shot. Linux is far from my specialty but I’ve managed to trip and fall my way this far with some success!

 

Thanks again,

 

Dewayne

 

From: Don Cupp [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:10 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

If you are using the automount package, and running as root, and you still have the following line in your thinstation.conf.buildtime

MOUNT_1="LABEL=home     /root           auto    x-mount.mkdir,defaults  0       0"

then it's all really easy.

You need to make a script that creates two volumes on the physical disk of the laptop

One called "boot", that is fat formated, bootable and contains the syslinux bootloader and thinstation image files.

The other called "home", formated ext3/4

This will create the following result.

Laptio will boot TS from boot partition, when TS sees "home", it will mount it at /root creating a persistent home directory. VMWare view will write to that dir, and should have persistence. Making a thumbdrive that boots/nukes laptops is the fun and easy part. Look at mkmbrdrv for a nice script to partition and format things for you.

 

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:33 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:

 

Hello all,

 

I need some configuration help with Thinstation. Here's the situation:

 

We have a few hundred laptops scattered across the state that are used to give certification exams. Those laptops are currently running an old build of Tiny Core linux that was created using http://repurpose.vmwarecloud.at/ which is no longer online.

 

So, to replicate my existing setup with Thinstation I made a syslinux image and included the vmware pcoip package. I had to download the setup files manually but in the end I got a working image running on one of my laptops with the vmware pcoip client and was able to connect to our Horizon View infrastructure and run the exam. yay!

 

The issue is...

 

Each laptop has a slightly different configuration. Each laptop uses a dedicated service account that auto logs in. I can set these settings in the vmware-preferences file on the laptop but those changes are lost after a restart. I assume this is because I'm not using Thinstation as designed?

 

Is there a way that I can save those changes to the disk once the image is on the laptop?

 

I would like to be able to make a generic image and distribute it to my field techs so that they can update the current laptops to Thinstation and then configure the vmware login.

 

Thanks for any help you can offer. This is a pretty amazing project and I hope to be able to put it to use. Thanks for your time.

 

Dewayne


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Re: Savings changes to disk

Dewayne

It’s a bit more confusing. It seems to be specifically the vmware-preferences file. I am able to create and edit other files in the .vmware directory and they are maintained.

 

From: Hyatt, Dewayne [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:03 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

Well… I thought I had it.

 

I put my laptop drive in my devstation box and partitioned the drive accordingly. Copied everything over and it boots fine in the laptop. /root is on /dev/sda2 labeled home. However any changes I make to the vmware-preferences file are still discarded after a restart. There does appear to be *some* persistence though as my recently edited files in medit show up.

 

I’m stuck L

 

Dewayne

 

From: Hyatt, Dewayne [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:45 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

Thanks Don, I’ll give this a shot. Linux is far from my specialty but I’ve managed to trip and fall my way this far with some success!

 

Thanks again,

 

Dewayne

 

From: Don Cupp [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:10 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

If you are using the automount package, and running as root, and you still have the following line in your thinstation.conf.buildtime

MOUNT_1="LABEL=home     /root           auto    x-mount.mkdir,defaults  0       0"

then it's all really easy.

You need to make a script that creates two volumes on the physical disk of the laptop

One called "boot", that is fat formated, bootable and contains the syslinux bootloader and thinstation image files.

The other called "home", formated ext3/4

This will create the following result.

Laptio will boot TS from boot partition, when TS sees "home", it will mount it at /root creating a persistent home directory. VMWare view will write to that dir, and should have persistence. Making a thumbdrive that boots/nukes laptops is the fun and easy part. Look at mkmbrdrv for a nice script to partition and format things for you.

 

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:33 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:

 

Hello all,

 

I need some configuration help with Thinstation. Here's the situation:

 

We have a few hundred laptops scattered across the state that are used to give certification exams. Those laptops are currently running an old build of Tiny Core linux that was created using http://repurpose.vmwarecloud.at/ which is no longer online.

 

So, to replicate my existing setup with Thinstation I made a syslinux image and included the vmware pcoip package. I had to download the setup files manually but in the end I got a working image running on one of my laptops with the vmware pcoip client and was able to connect to our Horizon View infrastructure and run the exam. yay!

 

The issue is...

 

Each laptop has a slightly different configuration. Each laptop uses a dedicated service account that auto logs in. I can set these settings in the vmware-preferences file on the laptop but those changes are lost after a restart. I assume this is because I'm not using Thinstation as designed?

 

Is there a way that I can save those changes to the disk once the image is on the laptop?

 

I would like to be able to make a generic image and distribute it to my field techs so that they can update the current laptops to Thinstation and then configure the vmware login.

 

Thanks for any help you can offer. This is a pretty amazing project and I hope to be able to put it to use. Thanks for your time.

 

Dewayne


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Re: Savings changes to disk

Don Cupp
That particular file might be getting re-written by ThinStation.init, as it likely has prefs in it.


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On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:11 AM, Hyatt, Dewayne <[hidden email]> wrote:

It’s a bit more confusing. It seems to be specifically the vmware-preferences file. I am able to create and edit other files in the .vmware directory and they are maintained.

 

From: Hyatt, Dewayne [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:03 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

Well… I thought I had it.

 

I put my laptop drive in my devstation box and partitioned the drive accordingly. Copied everything over and it boots fine in the laptop. /root is on /dev/sda2 labeled home. However any changes I make to the vmware-preferences file are still discarded after a restart. There does appear to be *some* persistence though as my recently edited files in medit show up.

 

I’m stuck L

 

Dewayne

 

From: Hyatt, Dewayne [<a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" ymailto="mailto:dehyatt@ufl.edu" target="_blank" href="javascript:return">mailto:dehyatt@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:45 AM
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Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

Thanks Don, I’ll give this a shot. Linux is far from my specialty but I’ve managed to trip and fall my way this far with some success!

 

Thanks again,

 

Dewayne

 

From: Don Cupp [<a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" ymailto="mailto:doncuppjr@yahoo.com" target="_blank" href="javascript:return">mailto:doncuppjr@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:10 AM
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Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

If you are using the automount package, and running as root, and you still have the following line in your thinstation.conf.buildtime

MOUNT_1="LABEL=home     /root           auto    x-mount.mkdir,defaults  0       0"

then it's all really easy.

You need to make a script that creates two volumes on the physical disk of the laptop

One called "boot", that is fat formated, bootable and contains the syslinux bootloader and thinstation image files.

The other called "home", formated ext3/4

This will create the following result.

Laptio will boot TS from boot partition, when TS sees "home", it will mount it at /root creating a persistent home directory. VMWare view will write to that dir, and should have persistence. Making a thumbdrive that boots/nukes laptops is the fun and easy part. Look at mkmbrdrv for a nice script to partition and format things for you.

 

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:33 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <<a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" ymailto="mailto:dehyatt@ufl.edu" target="_blank" href="javascript:return">dehyatt@...> wrote:

 

Hello all,

 

I need some configuration help with Thinstation. Here's the situation:

 

We have a few hundred laptops scattered across the state that are used to give certification exams. Those laptops are currently running an old build of Tiny Core linux that was created using http://repurpose.vmwarecloud.at/ which is no longer online.

 

So, to replicate my existing setup with Thinstation I made a syslinux image and included the vmware pcoip package. I had to download the setup files manually but in the end I got a working image running on one of my laptops with the vmware pcoip client and was able to connect to our Horizon View infrastructure and run the exam. yay!

 

The issue is...

 

Each laptop has a slightly different configuration. Each laptop uses a dedicated service account that auto logs in. I can set these settings in the vmware-preferences file on the laptop but those changes are lost after a restart. I assume this is because I'm not using Thinstation as designed?

 

Is there a way that I can save those changes to the disk once the image is on the laptop?

 

I would like to be able to make a generic image and distribute it to my field techs so that they can update the current laptops to Thinstation and then configure the vmware login.

 

Thanks for any help you can offer. This is a pretty amazing project and I hope to be able to put it to use. Thanks for your time.

 

Dewayne


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Re: Savings changes to disk

Dewayne

That seems like a problem since I can’t make persistent changes to that file correct? I commented out the lines that were modifying view-preferences, then I realized it’s not in /root so it got nuked.

 

So close!

 

From: Don Cupp [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:16 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

That particular file might be getting re-written by ThinStation.init, as it likely has prefs in it.


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On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:11 AM, Hyatt, Dewayne <[hidden email]> wrote:

It’s a bit more confusing. It seems to be specifically the vmware-preferences file. I am able to create and edit other files in the .vmware directory and they are maintained.

 

From: Hyatt, Dewayne [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:03 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

Well… I thought I had it.

 

I put my laptop drive in my devstation box and partitioned the drive accordingly. Copied everything over and it boots fine in the laptop. /root is on /dev/sda2 labeled home. However any changes I make to the vmware-preferences file are still discarded after a restart. There does appear to be *some* persistence though as my recently edited files in medit show up.

 

I’m stuck L

 

Dewayne

 

From: Hyatt, Dewayne [<a href="javascript:return" target="_blank">mailto:dehyatt@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:45 AM
To: <a href="javascript:return" target="_blank">thinstation-general@...
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

Thanks Don, I’ll give this a shot. Linux is far from my specialty but I’ve managed to trip and fall my way this far with some success!

 

Thanks again,

 

Dewayne

 

From: Don Cupp [<a href="javascript:return" target="_blank">mailto:doncuppjr@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:10 AM
To: <a href="javascript:return" target="_blank">thinstation-general@...
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

If you are using the automount package, and running as root, and you still have the following line in your thinstation.conf.buildtime

MOUNT_1="LABEL=home     /root           auto    x-mount.mkdir,defaults  0       0"

then it's all really easy.

You need to make a script that creates two volumes on the physical disk of the laptop

One called "boot", that is fat formated, bootable and contains the syslinux bootloader and thinstation image files.

The other called "home", formated ext3/4

This will create the following result.

Laptio will boot TS from boot partition, when TS sees "home", it will mount it at /root creating a persistent home directory. VMWare view will write to that dir, and should have persistence. Making a thumbdrive that boots/nukes laptops is the fun and easy part. Look at mkmbrdrv for a nice script to partition and format things for you.

 

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:33 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <<a href="javascript:return" target="_blank">dehyatt@...> wrote:

 

Hello all,

 

I need some configuration help with Thinstation. Here's the situation:

 

We have a few hundred laptops scattered across the state that are used to give certification exams. Those laptops are currently running an old build of Tiny Core linux that was created using http://repurpose.vmwarecloud.at/ which is no longer online.

 

So, to replicate my existing setup with Thinstation I made a syslinux image and included the vmware pcoip package. I had to download the setup files manually but in the end I got a working image running on one of my laptops with the vmware pcoip client and was able to connect to our Horizon View infrastructure and run the exam. yay!

 

The issue is...

 

Each laptop has a slightly different configuration. Each laptop uses a dedicated service account that auto logs in. I can set these settings in the vmware-preferences file on the laptop but those changes are lost after a restart. I assume this is because I'm not using Thinstation as designed?

 

Is there a way that I can save those changes to the disk once the image is on the laptop?

 

I would like to be able to make a generic image and distribute it to my field techs so that they can update the current laptops to Thinstation and then configure the vmware login.

 

Thanks for any help you can offer. This is a pretty amazing project and I hope to be able to put it to use. Thanks for your time.

 

Dewayne


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Re: Savings changes to disk

Don Cupp
Try removing the link ts/build/packages/vmviewpcoip/etc/rc5.d/S10vmview.init


On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:37 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:


That seems like a problem since I can’t make persistent changes to that file correct? I commented out the lines that were modifying view-preferences, then I realized it’s not in /root so it got nuked.
 
So close!
From: Don Cupp [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:16 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk
 
That particular file might be getting re-written by ThinStation.init, as it likely has prefs in it.


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:11 AM, Hyatt, Dewayne <[hidden email]> wrote:
It’s a bit more confusing. It seems to be specifically the vmware-preferences file. I am able to create and edit other files in the .vmware directory and they are maintained.
 
From: Hyatt, Dewayne [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:03 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk
 
Well… I thought I had it.
 
I put my laptop drive in my devstation box and partitioned the drive accordingly. Copied everything over and it boots fine in the laptop. /root is on /dev/sda2 labeled home. However any changes I make to the vmware-preferences file are still discarded after a restart. There does appear to be *some* persistence though as my recently edited files in medit show up.
 
I’m stuck L
 
Dewayne
 
From: Hyatt, Dewayne [mailto:dehyatt@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:45 AM
To: thinstation-general@...
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk
 
Thanks Don, I’ll give this a shot. Linux is far from my specialty but I’ve managed to trip and fall my way this far with some success!
 
Thanks again,
 
Dewayne
 
From: Don Cupp [mailto:doncuppjr@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:10 AM
To: thinstation-general@...
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk
 
If you are using the automount package, and running as root, and you still have the following line in your thinstation.conf.buildtime
MOUNT_1="LABEL=home     /root           auto    x-mount.mkdir,defaults  0       0"
then it's all really easy.
You need to make a script that creates two volumes on the physical disk of the laptop
One called "boot", that is fat formated, bootable and contains the syslinux bootloader and thinstation image files.
The other called "home", formated ext3/4
This will create the following result.
Laptio will boot TS from boot partition, when TS sees "home", it will mount it at /root creating a persistent home directory. VMWare view will write to that dir, and should have persistence. Making a thumbdrive that boots/nukes laptops is the fun and easy part. Look at mkmbrdrv for a nice script to partition and format things for you.
 
On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:33 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <dehyatt@...> wrote:
 
Hello all,
 
I need some configuration help with Thinstation. Here's the situation:
 
We have a few hundred laptops scattered across the state that are used to give certification exams. Those laptops are currently running an old build of Tiny Core linux that was created using http://repurpose.vmwarecloud.at/ which is no longer online.
 
So, to replicate my existing setup with Thinstation I made a syslinux image and included the vmware pcoip package. I had to download the setup files manually but in the end I got a working image running on one of my laptops with the vmware pcoip client and was able to connect to our Horizon View infrastructure and run the exam. yay!
 
The issue is...
 
Each laptop has a slightly different configuration. Each laptop uses a dedicated service account that auto logs in. I can set these settings in the vmware-preferences file on the laptop but those changes are lost after a restart. I assume this is because I'm not using Thinstation as designed?
 
Is there a way that I can save those changes to the disk once the image is on the laptop?
 
I would like to be able to make a generic image and distribute it to my field techs so that they can update the current laptops to Thinstation and then configure the vmware login.
 
Thanks for any help you can offer. This is a pretty amazing project and I hope to be able to put it to use. Thanks for your time.
 
Dewayne

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Re: Savings changes to disk

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P.S. 

The contents of /etc/skel are copied into the home directory during init. Any changes you make that affect files in /etc/skel will proceed to the user directory.


On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:37 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:


That seems like a problem since I can’t make persistent changes to that file correct? I commented out the lines that were modifying view-preferences, then I realized it’s not in /root so it got nuked.
 
So close!
From: Don Cupp [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:16 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk
 
That particular file might be getting re-written by ThinStation.init, as it likely has prefs in it.


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:11 AM, Hyatt, Dewayne <[hidden email]> wrote:
It’s a bit more confusing. It seems to be specifically the vmware-preferences file. I am able to create and edit other files in the .vmware directory and they are maintained.
 
From: Hyatt, Dewayne [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:03 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk
 
Well… I thought I had it.
 
I put my laptop drive in my devstation box and partitioned the drive accordingly. Copied everything over and it boots fine in the laptop. /root is on /dev/sda2 labeled home. However any changes I make to the vmware-preferences file are still discarded after a restart. There does appear to be *some* persistence though as my recently edited files in medit show up.
 
I’m stuck L
 
Dewayne
 
From: Hyatt, Dewayne [mailto:dehyatt@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:45 AM
To: thinstation-general@...
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk
 
Thanks Don, I’ll give this a shot. Linux is far from my specialty but I’ve managed to trip and fall my way this far with some success!
 
Thanks again,
 
Dewayne
 
From: Don Cupp [mailto:doncuppjr@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:10 AM
To: thinstation-general@...
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk
 
If you are using the automount package, and running as root, and you still have the following line in your thinstation.conf.buildtime
MOUNT_1="LABEL=home     /root           auto    x-mount.mkdir,defaults  0       0"
then it's all really easy.
You need to make a script that creates two volumes on the physical disk of the laptop
One called "boot", that is fat formated, bootable and contains the syslinux bootloader and thinstation image files.
The other called "home", formated ext3/4
This will create the following result.
Laptio will boot TS from boot partition, when TS sees "home", it will mount it at /root creating a persistent home directory. VMWare view will write to that dir, and should have persistence. Making a thumbdrive that boots/nukes laptops is the fun and easy part. Look at mkmbrdrv for a nice script to partition and format things for you.
 
On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:33 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <dehyatt@...> wrote:
 
Hello all,
 
I need some configuration help with Thinstation. Here's the situation:
 
We have a few hundred laptops scattered across the state that are used to give certification exams. Those laptops are currently running an old build of Tiny Core linux that was created using http://repurpose.vmwarecloud.at/ which is no longer online.
 
So, to replicate my existing setup with Thinstation I made a syslinux image and included the vmware pcoip package. I had to download the setup files manually but in the end I got a working image running on one of my laptops with the vmware pcoip client and was able to connect to our Horizon View infrastructure and run the exam. yay!
 
The issue is...
 
Each laptop has a slightly different configuration. Each laptop uses a dedicated service account that auto logs in. I can set these settings in the vmware-preferences file on the laptop but those changes are lost after a restart. I assume this is because I'm not using Thinstation as designed?
 
Is there a way that I can save those changes to the disk once the image is on the laptop?
 
I would like to be able to make a generic image and distribute it to my field techs so that they can update the current laptops to Thinstation and then configure the vmware login.
 
Thanks for any help you can offer. This is a pretty amazing project and I hope to be able to put it to use. Thanks for your time.
 
Dewayne

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Re: Savings changes to disk

Dewayne

I had noticed that but when I changed view-preferences located in /etc/skel/.vmware it was wiped after a reboot as well. Each laptop will need to have a unique view-preferences and possibly unique wifi configuration as not every location uses the same SSID for wifi. I think I opened a can of worms here haha.

 

From: Don Cupp [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:56 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

P.S. 

 

The contents of /etc/skel are copied into the home directory during init. Any changes you make that affect files in /etc/skel will proceed to the user directory.

 

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:37 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:

 

That seems like a problem since I can’t make persistent changes to that file correct? I commented out the lines that were modifying view-preferences, then I realized it’s not in /root so it got nuked.

 

So close!

 

From: Don Cupp [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:16 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

That particular file might be getting re-written by ThinStation.init, as it likely has prefs in it.


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:11 AM, Hyatt, Dewayne <[hidden email]> wrote:

It’s a bit more confusing. It seems to be specifically the vmware-preferences file. I am able to create and edit other files in the .vmware directory and they are maintained.

 

From: Hyatt, Dewayne [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:03 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

Well… I thought I had it.

 

I put my laptop drive in my devstation box and partitioned the drive accordingly. Copied everything over and it boots fine in the laptop. /root is on /dev/sda2 labeled home. However any changes I make to the vmware-preferences file are still discarded after a restart. There does appear to be *some* persistence though as my recently edited files in medit show up.

 

I’m stuck L

 

Dewayne

 

From: Hyatt, Dewayne [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:45 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

Thanks Don, I’ll give this a shot. Linux is far from my specialty but I’ve managed to trip and fall my way this far with some success!

 

Thanks again,

 

Dewayne

 

From: Don Cupp [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:10 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

If you are using the automount package, and running as root, and you still have the following line in your thinstation.conf.buildtime

MOUNT_1="LABEL=home     /root           auto    x-mount.mkdir,defaults  0       0"

then it's all really easy.

You need to make a script that creates two volumes on the physical disk of the laptop

One called "boot", that is fat formated, bootable and contains the syslinux bootloader and thinstation image files.

The other called "home", formated ext3/4

This will create the following result.

Laptio will boot TS from boot partition, when TS sees "home", it will mount it at /root creating a persistent home directory. VMWare view will write to that dir, and should have persistence. Making a thumbdrive that boots/nukes laptops is the fun and easy part. Look at mkmbrdrv for a nice script to partition and format things for you.

 

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:33 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:

 

Hello all,

 

I need some configuration help with Thinstation. Here's the situation:

 

We have a few hundred laptops scattered across the state that are used to give certification exams. Those laptops are currently running an old build of Tiny Core linux that was created using http://repurpose.vmwarecloud.at/ which is no longer online.

 

So, to replicate my existing setup with Thinstation I made a syslinux image and included the vmware pcoip package. I had to download the setup files manually but in the end I got a working image running on one of my laptops with the vmware pcoip client and was able to connect to our Horizon View infrastructure and run the exam. yay!

 

The issue is...

 

Each laptop has a slightly different configuration. Each laptop uses a dedicated service account that auto logs in. I can set these settings in the vmware-preferences file on the laptop but those changes are lost after a restart. I assume this is because I'm not using Thinstation as designed?

 

Is there a way that I can save those changes to the disk once the image is on the laptop?

 

I would like to be able to make a generic image and distribute it to my field techs so that they can update the current laptops to Thinstation and then configure the vmware login.

 

Thanks for any help you can offer. This is a pretty amazing project and I hope to be able to put it to use. Thanks for your time.

 

Dewayne


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Re: Savings changes to disk

emuhuron
Dewayne, just create the basic build for one office environment and get it working. Then, you can create different thinstation.conf.<group-A,B,C> and thinstation.conf.network settings for each wifi environment.  To make life simpler for deployment, you may have to create each build with different HDUPDATE paths and/or param basepath locations so installs and updates don't conflict with each other.  If you have 10 buildings with wifi, you'll need 10 versions of the build.  If you have 250 laptops, all with different view-preferences, that has to be some standard to lower your workload.  Maybe there are only 10 view-preference profiles.


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On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 9:58 AM, Hyatt, Dewayne <[hidden email]> wrote:

I had noticed that but when I changed view-preferences located in /etc/skel/.vmware it was wiped after a reboot as well. Each laptop will need to have a unique view-preferences and possibly unique wifi configuration as not every location uses the same SSID for wifi. I think I opened a can of worms here haha.

 

From: Don Cupp [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:56 PM


To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

P.S. 

 

The contents of /etc/skel are copied into the home directory during init. Any changes you make that affect files in /etc/skel will proceed to the user directory.

 

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:37 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:

 

That seems like a problem since I can’t make persistent changes to that file correct? I commented out the lines that were modifying view-preferences, then I realized it’s not in /root so it got nuked.

 

So close!

 

From: Don Cupp [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:16 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

That particular file might be getting re-written by ThinStation.init, as it likely has prefs in it.


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:11 AM, Hyatt, Dewayne <[hidden email]> wrote:

It’s a bit more confusing. It seems to be specifically the vmware-preferences file. I am able to create and edit other files in the .vmware directory and they are maintained.

 

From: Hyatt, Dewayne [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:03 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

Well… I thought I had it.

 

I put my laptop drive in my devstation box and partitioned the drive accordingly. Copied everything over and it boots fine in the laptop. /root is on /dev/sda2 labeled home. However any changes I make to the vmware-preferences file are still discarded after a restart. There does appear to be *some* persistence though as my recently edited files in medit show up.

 

I’m stuck L

 

Dewayne

 

From: Hyatt, Dewayne [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:45 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

Thanks Don, I’ll give this a shot. Linux is far from my specialty but I’ve managed to trip and fall my way this far with some success!

 

Thanks again,

 

Dewayne

 

From: Don Cupp [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:10 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

If you are using the automount package, and running as root, and you still have the following line in your thinstation.conf.buildtime

MOUNT_1="LABEL=home     /root           auto    x-mount.mkdir,defaults  0       0"

then it's all really easy.

You need to make a script that creates two volumes on the physical disk of the laptop

One called "boot", that is fat formated, bootable and contains the syslinux bootloader and thinstation image files.

The other called "home", formated ext3/4

This will create the following result.

Laptio will boot TS from boot partition, when TS sees "home", it will mount it at /root creating a persistent home directory. VMWare view will write to that dir, and should have persistence. Making a thumbdrive that boots/nukes laptops is the fun and easy part. Look at mkmbrdrv for a nice script to partition and format things for you.

 

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:33 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:

 

Hello all,

 

I need some configuration help with Thinstation. Here's the situation:

 

We have a few hundred laptops scattered across the state that are used to give certification exams. Those laptops are currently running an old build of Tiny Core linux that was created using http://repurpose.vmwarecloud.at/ which is no longer online.

 

So, to replicate my existing setup with Thinstation I made a syslinux image and included the vmware pcoip package. I had to download the setup files manually but in the end I got a working image running on one of my laptops with the vmware pcoip client and was able to connect to our Horizon View infrastructure and run the exam. yay!

 

The issue is...

 

Each laptop has a slightly different configuration. Each laptop uses a dedicated service account that auto logs in. I can set these settings in the vmware-preferences file on the laptop but those changes are lost after a restart. I assume this is because I'm not using Thinstation as designed?

 

Is there a way that I can save those changes to the disk once the image is on the laptop?

 

I would like to be able to make a generic image and distribute it to my field techs so that they can update the current laptops to Thinstation and then configure the vmware login.

 

Thanks for any help you can offer. This is a pretty amazing project and I hope to be able to put it to use. Thanks for your time.

 

Dewayne


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Re: Savings changes to disk

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Your o.k., just don't run the vmware view init scripts in the builds that are production, then the /etc/skel/.vmware will never get created, and never overwrite the ones in the user directory, and then every machine can be unique.


On Wednesday, December 7, 2016 7:31 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:


I had noticed that but when I changed view-preferences located in /etc/skel/.vmware it was wiped after a reboot as well. Each laptop will need to have a unique view-preferences and possibly unique wifi configuration as not every location uses the same SSID for wifi. I think I opened a can of worms here haha.
From: Don Cupp [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:56 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk
 
P.S. 
 
The contents of /etc/skel are copied into the home directory during init. Any changes you make that affect files in /etc/skel will proceed to the user directory.
 
On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:37 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:
 
That seems like a problem since I can’t make persistent changes to that file correct? I commented out the lines that were modifying view-preferences, then I realized it’s not in /root so it got nuked.
 
So close!
 
From: Don Cupp [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:16 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk
 
That particular file might be getting re-written by ThinStation.init, as it likely has prefs in it.


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:11 AM, Hyatt, Dewayne <[hidden email]> wrote:
It’s a bit more confusing. It seems to be specifically the vmware-preferences file. I am able to create and edit other files in the .vmware directory and they are maintained.
 
From: Hyatt, Dewayne [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:03 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk
 
Well… I thought I had it.
 
I put my laptop drive in my devstation box and partitioned the drive accordingly. Copied everything over and it boots fine in the laptop. /root is on /dev/sda2 labeled home. However any changes I make to the vmware-preferences file are still discarded after a restart. There does appear to be *some* persistence though as my recently edited files in medit show up.
 
I’m stuck L
 
Dewayne
 
From: Hyatt, Dewayne [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:45 AM
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Thanks Don, I’ll give this a shot. Linux is far from my specialty but I’ve managed to trip and fall my way this far with some success!
 
Thanks again,
 
Dewayne
 
From: Don Cupp [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:10 AM
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Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk
 
If you are using the automount package, and running as root, and you still have the following line in your thinstation.conf.buildtime
MOUNT_1="LABEL=home     /root           auto    x-mount.mkdir,defaults  0       0"
then it's all really easy.
You need to make a script that creates two volumes on the physical disk of the laptop
One called "boot", that is fat formated, bootable and contains the syslinux bootloader and thinstation image files.
The other called "home", formated ext3/4
This will create the following result.
Laptio will boot TS from boot partition, when TS sees "home", it will mount it at /root creating a persistent home directory. VMWare view will write to that dir, and should have persistence. Making a thumbdrive that boots/nukes laptops is the fun and easy part. Look at mkmbrdrv for a nice script to partition and format things for you.
 
On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:33 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:
 
Hello all,
 
I need some configuration help with Thinstation. Here's the situation:
 
We have a few hundred laptops scattered across the state that are used to give certification exams. Those laptops are currently running an old build of Tiny Core linux that was created using http://repurpose.vmwarecloud.at/ which is no longer online.
 
So, to replicate my existing setup with Thinstation I made a syslinux image and included the vmware pcoip package. I had to download the setup files manually but in the end I got a working image running on one of my laptops with the vmware pcoip client and was able to connect to our Horizon View infrastructure and run the exam. yay!
 
The issue is...
 
Each laptop has a slightly different configuration. Each laptop uses a dedicated service account that auto logs in. I can set these settings in the vmware-preferences file on the laptop but those changes are lost after a restart. I assume this is because I'm not using Thinstation as designed?
 
Is there a way that I can save those changes to the disk once the image is on the laptop?
 
I would like to be able to make a generic image and distribute it to my field techs so that they can update the current laptops to Thinstation and then configure the vmware login.
 
Thanks for any help you can offer. This is a pretty amazing project and I hope to be able to put it to use. Thanks for your time.
 
Dewayne

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Thanks Don! Deleting the link ts/build/packages/vmviewpcoip/etc/rc5.d/S10vmview.init on my devstation box looks like it did the trick! I launched view once which created the view-preferences and then I edited it to my liking, and the changes were maintained after a restart.

 

I setup an auto start in /root/.config/autostart and got it to run on boot after a 10 second delay (gives the nic time to come up).

 

All I have to do now is sort out the WiFi configs and I should be good.

 

Thank a ton for your help Don, I really appreciate it.

 

Dewayne

 

From: Don Cupp [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:40 AM
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Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

Your o.k., just don't run the vmware view init scripts in the builds that are production, then the /etc/skel/.vmware will never get created, and never overwrite the ones in the user directory, and then every machine can be unique.

 

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016 7:31 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:

 

I had noticed that but when I changed view-preferences located in /etc/skel/.vmware it was wiped after a reboot as well. Each laptop will need to have a unique view-preferences and possibly unique wifi configuration as not every location uses the same SSID for wifi. I think I opened a can of worms here haha.

 

From: Don Cupp [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:56 PM
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Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

P.S. 

 

The contents of /etc/skel are copied into the home directory during init. Any changes you make that affect files in /etc/skel will proceed to the user directory.

 

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:37 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:

 

That seems like a problem since I can’t make persistent changes to that file correct? I commented out the lines that were modifying view-preferences, then I realized it’s not in /root so it got nuked.

 

So close!

 

From: Don Cupp [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:16 PM
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Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

That particular file might be getting re-written by ThinStation.init, as it likely has prefs in it.


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On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:11 AM, Hyatt, Dewayne <[hidden email]> wrote:

It’s a bit more confusing. It seems to be specifically the vmware-preferences file. I am able to create and edit other files in the .vmware directory and they are maintained.

 

From: Hyatt, Dewayne [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:03 PM
To:
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Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

Well… I thought I had it.

 

I put my laptop drive in my devstation box and partitioned the drive accordingly. Copied everything over and it boots fine in the laptop. /root is on /dev/sda2 labeled home. However any changes I make to the vmware-preferences file are still discarded after a restart. There does appear to be *some* persistence though as my recently edited files in medit show up.

 

I’m stuck L

 

Dewayne

 

From: Hyatt, Dewayne [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:45 AM
To:
[hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

Thanks Don, I’ll give this a shot. Linux is far from my specialty but I’ve managed to trip and fall my way this far with some success!

 

Thanks again,

 

Dewayne

 

From: Don Cupp [[hidden email]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 11:10 AM
To:
[hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Thinstation-general] Savings changes to disk

 

If you are using the automount package, and running as root, and you still have the following line in your thinstation.conf.buildtime

MOUNT_1="LABEL=home     /root           auto    x-mount.mkdir,defaults  0       0"

then it's all really easy.

You need to make a script that creates two volumes on the physical disk of the laptop

One called "boot", that is fat formated, bootable and contains the syslinux bootloader and thinstation image files.

The other called "home", formated ext3/4

This will create the following result.

Laptio will boot TS from boot partition, when TS sees "home", it will mount it at /root creating a persistent home directory. VMWare view will write to that dir, and should have persistence. Making a thumbdrive that boots/nukes laptops is the fun and easy part. Look at mkmbrdrv for a nice script to partition and format things for you.

 

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:33 AM, "Hyatt, Dewayne" <[hidden email]> wrote:

 

Hello all,

 

I need some configuration help with Thinstation. Here's the situation:

 

We have a few hundred laptops scattered across the state that are used to give certification exams. Those laptops are currently running an old build of Tiny Core linux that was created using http://repurpose.vmwarecloud.at/ which is no longer online.

 

So, to replicate my existing setup with Thinstation I made a syslinux image and included the vmware pcoip package. I had to download the setup files manually but in the end I got a working image running on one of my laptops with the vmware pcoip client and was able to connect to our Horizon View infrastructure and run the exam. yay!

 

The issue is...

 

Each laptop has a slightly different configuration. Each laptop uses a dedicated service account that auto logs in. I can set these settings in the vmware-preferences file on the laptop but those changes are lost after a restart. I assume this is because I'm not using Thinstation as designed?

 

Is there a way that I can save those changes to the disk once the image is on the laptop?

 

I would like to be able to make a generic image and distribute it to my field techs so that they can update the current laptops to Thinstation and then configure the vmware login.

 

Thanks for any help you can offer. This is a pretty amazing project and I hope to be able to put it to use. Thanks for your time.

 

Dewayne


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Re: Savings changes to disk

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WAIT_FOR_LINK=true should let the machine start as fast as a nic can come up.

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Can the same treatment we gave view-preferences also be done with files in  /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/

This will let my field techs use the networkmanager gui to configure wireless at each site. We don't always control the wifi networks at some of these locations. We tried to standardize the state on an SSID/PW but some local county governments refused to cooperate... It's always fun negotiating with them.

Thanks again,

Dewayne

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WAIT_FOR_LINK=true should let the machine start as fast as a nic can come up.

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No. Different organization. You could.....edit the networkmanager package, and make the etc/NetworkManager/system-connections a link to a folder in the user home directory(if network manger does not already have a way to save connections in the user dir)



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Can the same treatment we gave view-preferences also be done with files in  /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/

This will let my field techs use the networkmanager gui to configure wireless at each site. We don't always control the wifi networks at some of these locations. We tried to standardize the state on an SSID/PW but some local county governments refused to cooperate... It's always fun negotiating with them.

Thanks again,

Dewayne


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WAIT_FOR_LINK=true should let the machine start as fast as a nic can come up.

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Thanks Don! I made a symlink in the network manager package on my devstation box and rebuilt my image. Now my wifi configs are housed in the user directory and are persistent.

Thanks a ton for your help!

Dewayne

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No. Different organization. You could.....edit the networkmanager package, and make the etc/NetworkManager/system-connections a link to a folder in the user home directory(if network manger does not already have a way to save connections in the user dir)



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Can the same treatment we gave view-preferences also be done with files in  /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/

This will let my field techs use the networkmanager gui to configure wireless at each site. We don't always control the wifi networks at some of these locations. We tried to standardize the state on an SSID/PW but some local county governments refused to cooperate... It's always fun negotiating with them.

Thanks again,

Dewayne


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WAIT_FOR_LINK=true should let the machine start as fast as a nic can come up.

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