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Old 07-26-2013, 03:32 PM   #1
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PXE Boot problem


Hi I try to PXE boot my Soekris through serial cable. I get the following error messgae and the installation freezes. Any help is appreciated>

Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)... okI also tried setting different Baud rates but of no use.
 
Old 07-27-2013, 08:28 AM   #2
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Hi I try to PXE boot my Soekris through serial cable. I get the following error messgae and the installation freezes. Any help is appreciated>
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Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)... ok
I also tried setting different Baud rates but of no use.
...and as with several of your other threads, you are still not providing details. You say a 'Soekris'....but don't say what model/type, or if you've read the manual that came with it. Is that device even CAPABLE of booting over a serial port? Where do you have your PXE server set up? How, exactly, did you configure your PXE server to allow devices to boot over serial, since PXE is only capable of network operations? Has this ever worked for you in the past? Have you contacted Soekris support?
 
Old 07-29-2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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I use Soekris 4501. It is capable of booting over the network. Both the tftp and dhcp are on the same server. Below is the config of dhcp

Code:
host soekris {
	allow booting;
	allow bootp;
	next-server 192.168.43.2;
	filename "pxelinux.0";
	hardware ethernet 00:00:24:00:00:08;
	fixed-address 192.168.43.10;
	}
This is the config file of tftp

Code:
# /etc/default/tftpd-hpa

TFTP_USERNAME="tftp"
TFTP_DIRECTORY="/srv/tftp"
TFTP_ADDRESS="0.0.0.0:69"
TFTP_OPTIONS="--secure"
This the tftp default file located in /srv/tftp/pxelinux.cfg/default

Code:
SERIAL 0 19200
CONSOLE 0
DISPLAY boot.txt

DEFAULT squeeze_i386_install

LABEL squeeze_i386_install
       kernel debian/squeeze/i386/linux
       append console=ttyS0,19200,8n1 initrd=debian/squeeze/i386/initrd.gz --
LABEL squeeze_i386_linux
       kernel debian/squeeze/i386/linux
       append vga=normal console=ttyS0,19200,n8 initrd=debian/squeeze/i386/initrd.gz  --

LABEL squeeze_i386_expert
       kernel debian/squeeze/i386/linux
       append priority=low console=ttyS0,19200,n8 vga=normal initrd=debian/squeeze/i386/initrd.gz  --

LABEL squeeze_i386_rescue
       kernel debian/squeeze/i386/linux
       append vga=normal console=ttyS0,19200,n8 initrd=debian/squeeze/i386/initrd.gz  rescue/enable=true --

PROMPT 1
TIMEOUT 0
 
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I use Soekris 4501. It is capable of booting over the network. Both the tftp and dhcp are on the same server. Below is the config of dhcp
....and NONE of this matters, since a serial port is NOT a network device, and never will be. Again, the question asked before was "Does this Soekris device ALLOW booting over a serial port???" If you had bothered to check the manual for the device, you'd see that it CANNOT boot over a serial port...and I've NEVER heard of anything that could.

The serial port on that device is for the console only...the manual and tech specs say so.
 
  


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