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Old 08-10-2013, 04:13 AM   #1
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ubuntu 12.04 pxe boot fail with message IP-Config: no response after * secs - give up

I followed the DisklessUbuntuHowto and set up my pxe boot service. When configure the dhcp server in /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf, I tried to use static IP address as follows, in which "00: 22: 15: F8: D9: 1A" is the mac address of the first network card in sms04 (it has two).
allow booting;
allow bootp;

subnet netmask {
option broadcast-address;
option routers;
option domain-name-servers;

filename "/pxelinux.0";

host sms04 {
hardware ethernet 00: 22: 15: F8: D9: 1A;
When I boot sms04 using the first network card, it can successfully get the IP (static ip) and then load vmlinuz and initrd.

And then it failed with message
IP-Config: no response after * secs - give up
Now, I try to pull out the cable in my first network card and plug in the second, after a while, it successfully boot up with dynamic IP address!

However, the dynamic IP address is unwanted. I try every method to boot from static IP, by failed.

I will appreciate any reply.
Old 08-11-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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Never used pxe but found this which may help.

Take a look at the 3rd image box there. It is what attracted my attention. Seems to think that there is another line that is important that I do not see on your configuration.
Old 08-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #3
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It turns out to be some problem related to the network card itself.

When I change this line "hardware ethernet 00: 22: 15: F8: D9: 1A;" to "hardware ethernet 00: 22: 15: F8: D9: 1B;" (my second network card in sms04), and use the second network card to boot up, everything is OK.

However, I still don't know what's wrong with the first network card.

Any way, thanks for your help!
Old 08-11-2013, 10:07 PM   #4
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Maybe router has address assigned already you can assign addresses inthe router now adays
Old 08-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #5
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No, I use switchboard rather than router.


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