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Old 05-03-2006, 05:29 AM   #1
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how do i check if the pxeboot file does support sata disk

WARNING: i am a noob to linux, and very dumb too. so bare with me.

i need to figure out why my mandrake 9.2 server can't see a sata disk when i try to rollout a new images to the client computer.

I pxeboot the client computer and via "partimage" i get in touch with the server. i now rollout the images to the client via the "partimage program" and here comes the problem, the server/partimage can't see the sata disk, so i cant rollout the images. The is no problem with ide disk only sata disk.

at the say that partimage is compatible with sata disk, and the mandrake 9.2 should be too.

so my guess is that the pxebootfile is not compatible with sata disk, so how do i check, if it is.

if anybody as got others ideas, im all ears.

mvh den myos
Old 05-04-2006, 01:29 AM   #2
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All PXE does is download a kernel to boot from the server to the client. It is the kernel's responsibility to detect and setup the system hardware; PXE has nothing to do with it. Chances are the problem is that your specific SATA controller isn't supported by the OS you load over the network (partimage).

What you should probably do is look at the kernel that is actually downloaded via PXE. I don't know much about partimage, but hopefully you can find the config file for this kernel somewhere in the distribution. Check if your SATA chipset is supported. If not, you'll need to recompile the kernel to support it or figure out a way to download the necessary modules and load them (this should be possible, but I've never actually set it up).
Old 05-08-2006, 09:16 AM   #3
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i told u i was noob and stupid aswell, where do i look for this, so called kernel.
if i understand u correct, there should be a file in the partimage folder which is downloaded by the client. and in this file u can tell if the pxe i compatible with a sata disk.


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