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Old 09-04-2008, 07:59 PM   #1
McBLT
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Trouble with PXE Boot Install


I am trying to set up a PXE Boot server for some machines on a private network and I am running into a problem. For some reason the installs are failing and I am seeing the message below but I do not know what it is trying to tell me, can anyone help out please? Thanks.


Looking for a network server...
Ok, that didn't work; see if we can activate another network device...
insmod /modules/bnx2.ko
Ok, that seems to have worked. :-)
Looking for another network device again...
Trying to activate eth0
Setting up localhost...done
Sending DHCP request to eth0... no/Incomplete answer.
Trying to activate eth1
Setting up localhost...done
Sending DHCP request to eth1... no/Incomplete answer.
Ok, that didn't work; see if we can activate another network device...
No further network cards found; giving up.
Automatic setup not possible.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 09:56 PM   #2
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I suggest you have a look of K12LTSP, which is based on Centos5.
install and work.

somehow, maybe, the network card from your client computer is not supported by the server.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 10:00 PM   #3
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Looks to me like a DHCP problem - do you have a firewall issue perhaps (can you test without firewalls)? Do you have a DHCP server running at all?
 
Old 09-04-2008, 10:52 PM   #4
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Looks to me like a DHCP problem - do you have a firewall issue perhaps (can you test without firewalls)? Do you have a DHCP server running at all?
I am new at this but I know that a DHCP server is running and I assume that it is working because if I watch /var/log/messages it seems that the DHCP server is giving IP addresses and looking at the dhcpd.leases file it shows that addresses have been issued.

/var/log/messages:
Sep 4 20:46:59 an1-a-1 atftpd[18766]: Serving pxelinux.0 to 14.1.1.50:2071
Sep 4 20:46:59 an1-a-1 atftpd[18766]: Serving pxelinux.cfg/01-00-1b-78-44-c7-ca to 14.1.1.50:57089
Sep 4 20:46:59 an1-a-1 atftpd[18766]: Serving /linux to 14.1.1.50:57090
Sep 4 20:46:59 an1-a-1 atftpd[18766]: Serving /initrd to 14.1.1.50:57091
Sep 4 20:47:44 an1-a-1 dhcpd: DHCPDISCOVER from 00:1b:78:44:c7:ca via bond0
Sep 4 20:47:44 an1-a-1 dhcpd: DHCPOFFER on 14.1.1.50 to 00:1b:78:44:c7:ca via b ond0
Sep 4 20:47:44 an1-a-1 dhcpd: DHCPDISCOVER from 00:1b:78:44:c7:ca via bond0
Sep 4 20:47:44 an1-a-1 dhcpd: DHCPOFFER on 14.1.1.50 to 00:1b:78:44:c7:ca via b ond0
Sep 4 20:47:44 an1-a-1 dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for 14.1.1.50 (14.1.1.1) from 00:1b:7 8:44:c7:ca via bond0
Sep 4 20:47:44 an1-a-1 dhcpd: DHCPACK on 14.1.1.50 to 00:1b:78:44:c7:ca via bon d0
Sep 4 20:47:44 an1-a-1 dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for 14.1.1.50 (14.1.1.1) from 00:1b:7 8:44:c7:ca via bond0
Sep 4 20:47:44 an1-a-1 dhcpd: DHCPACK on 14.1.1.50 to 00:1b:78:44:c7:ca via bon d0
Sep 4 20:47:44 an1-a-1 dhcpd: DHCPRELEASE of 14.1.1.50 from 00:1b:78:44:c7:ca v ia bond0 (found)
 
Old 09-04-2008, 10:54 PM   #5
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I suggest you have a look of K12LTSP, which is based on Centos5.
install and work.

somehow, maybe, the network card from your client computer is not supported by the server.
All of the servers I am using are the same (HP DL380 G5) and are using the internal NIC cards.
 
  


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