LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-05-2005, 08:28 PM   #1
exitsfunnel
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 60

Rep: Reputation: 15
DHCP related boot problem on IBM T30


Hello,

I'm not sure if this is really a 'linux' problem or not, or if it is, if this is the correct forum, but here goes: I'm staying in a hotel and I've got two laptops with me (T30 and T40) both of which are dual boot (Win2000 / RHEL). The hotel has high speed internet access. I've had to do some swapping between machines depending on what I'm looking at and until just recently they have both worked great.

I just unplugged the ethernet cable from the T40, plugged it into the T30 (which by defaults boots into Windows) and booted it. Now things aren't so good A message pops up which lists a MAC address and says something about DHCP with a little spinning
cursor. Finally, things time out and there is a message which says something to the effect of "PXE-E53 No Boot Filename Received. Exiting Intel Boot Agant - No Operating System Found."

If I force a restart by holding down the power button, the same thing happens again. If I unplug the cable and force a restart, it skips the DHCP stuff but I end up again at 'No Operating System Found.'

I am prompted with the opportunity to enter the BIOS setup before I get to the errors, but I have no idea what changes I might make there. I should mention that this happened to me one other time while I was travelling and basically things just fixed themselves.
I left the machine alone for a couple of days and then next time I restarted it, to my surprise, it booted right up.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts, and I apologize of this is off topic.

-exits
 
Old 06-05-2005, 10:29 PM   #2
exitsfunnel
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 60

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Okay, so I've done some research and it appears that this is neither a Linux problem nor a Network problem. The DHCP stuff is a bit of a red herring; the real problem is that the machine is all of the sudden unable to recognise my HDD. It seems there is not much I can do about it. Thanks anyway.

-exits
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Video and ibm t30 carnold Linux - Laptop and Netbook 7 06-24-2005 12:09 PM
Restore an IBM T30 with Linux installed Box Linux - Laptop and Netbook 11 06-20-2005 03:26 AM
can't start mandrake linux on a dual boot ibm t30 wakemeup Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 11-27-2004 12:38 AM
Use USB's IBM Thinkpad T30 in Mandrake 10.0 bon Linux - Laptop and Netbook 0 09-19-2004 12:59 AM
wireless on ibm t30 with redhat 8.0 enrique Linux - Hardware 1 01-18-2003 04:16 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:46 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration