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Old 08-16-2004, 01:54 PM   #1
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Redboot gets wrong default server IP-addr from DHCP ?

I'm using Redboot on my embedded target and getting its IP etc from DHCP server
running on RedHat 9.0 host. I want the Host to be the server of all services.
Host has IP and Target gets but Redboot keeps
showing "default server IP:" which is its own IP addr. This is causing
the subsequent TFTP download to fail.
I have to manually modify the default server IP on target each time I reboot it.

I wonder if this is a Redboot problem or it's a Redhat DHCP configure problem.

Thanks in advance.
Old 08-16-2004, 03:15 PM   #2
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Hi waynix,
Basically you have to define "server-name XXX;", where XXX is the name of your server. The client will tftp from this server. If it is already declared, please post you "/etc/dhcpd.conf" for we try to find the problem.
Old 08-16-2004, 03:53 PM   #3
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it is possible to use different servers for DHCP and TFTP. This may be necessary if using a preexisting DHCP server. You can configure the next-server parameter in DHCP to point to the TFTP server
Old 08-16-2004, 04:35 PM   #4
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Added server-name, problem solved. Thanks guys
Old 06-10-2005, 12:44 AM   #5
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Originally posted by waynix
Added server-name, problem solved. Thanks guys

I am new for embedded linux and ...

I have create some embedded linux on i386 compatable PC.
Booting is Redboot from compact flash disk.

When I booting from floppy, it is OK.
But IP is not set.
When i input command " ip_address " on redboot after booting redboot, it will display some char and it is repeate this not read char when i any key.
This is my first problem.

Next is I could not create redboot on compact flash disk (size 128Mb).

If I create redboot on compact flash disk, I must build kernel on my compact flash disk.

Please help me , how could I create redboot on compact flash disk (sie is 120Mb) ?
How can I build kernel on compact flash after booting Redboot ?



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