UPDATE: I have been able to test this rather extensively and have been able to replicate this problem many times and can workaround for now.
We have 10 GoBox kits; our team is pretty sophisticated when it comes to manipulating command line and networking. Yet, we have had incredible trouble getting the hostnames set up correctly. There was a handwritten note in our shipping package that said that all of the SD cards were renamed and numbered. However, none of them have the hostname properly set up. When you boot with a monitor and keyboard/mouse attached, the hostname.sh script on boot fails.
For good measure, I’ve taken a box home (just in case the network at our site is an issue, which it shouldn’t be) AND even downloaded the fresh 2016-0105 image and did a fresh install. I changed the hostnames file in /boot and still the hostname is failing. We’re missing something small. here, I think, but as of this moment we are dead in the water and unable to continue our class.
I’m willing to switch to static IP addresses but it seems like the hostname issue will continue to plague the correct functioning of things even if static IPs allows us to use vnc properly.
Thanks for any thoughts. I’m happy to do some rapid testing of different ideas.
Christopher K. Sokolov