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Old 10-29-2004, 05:40 PM   #1
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Booting with etherboot

I'm not sure about what's happening during booting process when I see
"davicom_poll" repeating itself as long as the computer is powered on.
As you saw, I'm using davicom NIC with dmfe driver integrated on an
etherboot floppy. For the configuration side on the server, I have
written the following piece of "code" for the dhcp deamon
configuration file:

subnet netmask {
range dynamic-bootp;
option broadcast-address;
option routers;
filename "/tftpboot/bzImage";

But do I need to add explicitly each mac address of all the nodes on
the network ? In my implementation of etherboot booting process, I
would prefer having only to "plug and play" without editing every time
dhcpd.conf. Is that possible ?
And what's going wrong for receiving a "davicom_poll" message ?


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