Re: cdrom vs usb-hdd
Long ago, On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 08:40:24PM -0500, Richard Nelson wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Tzafrir Cohen <email@example.com> wrote:
> > For a potential USB version I thought I could somehow default to being
> > "disabled" and change that if the user sets password through a file on
> > the USB HDD. Seems simple to implement, though not intuitive enough. Any
> > better suggestions?
> What would be a pretty slick way is what I tested over a year ago with
> giving a customer number and an equipment number to users for them to
> pull in a hook from the web as a boot param. You could ship out a usb
> drive with a boot param like
> that would phone home to your company web server and all you do is
> enable the hook when you need it from the server side. It is also a
> nice way to ensure support is up to date.
> The down side to the above is that hook= boot param is broke. I have
> filed a bug for it.
I ended up doing something somewhat similar, as a temporary workaround.
For much of the development I test the live CD/USB image in kvm. So far
I have been too lazy to setup anything beyond the default usernet. Thus
the virtual machine is practically behind NAT.
While testing I remembered that the CD already has a NAT penetration
So I figured I might just configure the image to try to connect using
that schema. Which could be handy for the case of a USB disk.
This is still only useful for a rathersmall subset of the cases, but at
least for the important one of "the developer with KVM" ;-)
 KVM as in a virtual machine. And not that Java one. Anybody for
writing a KDE Video Manager (that multiplexes video from all screens)?
Anyway, a new version is now on-line, at:
Basically all of the config/ directory is also included, as I figure it
is part of the source.