FAI not picking up hostname from DNS

Henning Sprang henning_sprang at gmx.de
Fri Jun 27 20:48:02 CEST 2008

James wrote:
>> What's the exact symptom?
> System won't pickup classes defined cause it can't define system 
> hostname. I noticed it just default sets it to "host"

So, after the install, before faireboot, the hostname command get's you 
a "host"? Or is the hostname set corectly in the shell

Usually I only see this, if my DHCP doesn't know the system and gives it 
a random ip from the pool.

>> the fai and distribution version yo are using?
> FAI 3.2.8 June 15

On Etch?

> I have no idea how i would set the hostname since i thought it would 
> just know from DHCP + BIND

Right, it should!

Are you absolutely sure the host's mac and everything is correct in 
dhcp? Does it really get the intended IP or some random one?


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