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Re: Some notes on the next generation LTSP (getting LTSP into Debian/main)

On Sat, Jul 02, 2005 at 06:44:55PM +0100, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> In that case, is there any possibility for the more complex auto-config
> procedure to be used on the first boot and cached in some way rather than
> be redone time and again?  It sounds like /etc (or rather /) is mounted
> over nfs with unionfs and customised for the thin client in question.
> Perhaps at boot time a check could be done to see if the mac address is
> known, and if any of its hardware has changed since last boot.  If not, it
> could copy in xorg.conf and so forth, skip the autodetection and boot
> quickly.  You might call it hardware pre-seeding.

Yes, we've talked about this, but there definitely isn't time to do it as
part of the initial implementation.  It's something to consider as an
optimization for the future.

 - mdz

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