[Netkit.users] question about the netkit filesystem scripts

Massimo Rimondini rimondin a dia.uniroma3.it
Mer 7 Dic 2005 12:38:43 CET


Dear Flebool,

information such as the host name (reported by the virtual host shell 
prompt) are passed to the virtual host via kernel command line parameters.
For the specific case of the host name, virtual machines initialization 
scripts get this information by reading the "name=" parameter.

P.S. Thank you for reporting your successful experience with Netkit :)

Regards,
Massimo.

flebool wrote:

> hi to everybody, and thanks for the wonderful netkit scripts.
>
> i'm running a gentoo box on amd64 with kernel 2.6.15-rc3 in full 
> 64-bit mode
>
> netkit works fine, and i've managed to use the netkit scripts to boot 
> a gentoo system with kernel 2.6.13.3 <http://2.6.13.3> with the patch 
> bs3 of blaisorblade.
>
> all works well, except a small detail needed for practical reasons, 
> that may not be too much related to the netkit project:
> when i boot the netkit kernel, after the login, the terminal has the 
> same name of the vm, this means that if i launched it with:
>       vstart vm1
> the terminal will look like:
>       vm1#
>
> how have you managed from inside the vm to know its name?
>
> thanks in advance, and sorry if the question isn't netkit-related..
>
>
> Flebool
>
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