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Old 04-11-2015, 02:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy PXE Booting System Rescue CD 3.8.0


Hi,

Just downloaded the "systemrescuecd-x86-4.5.2". I then mounted it, created a bootable USB stick. I then copied the source to it. I also copied the source to my PXE server. However, all though the program works brilliantly when booting it from USB, I cannot get it to load completely via the PXE method - basically via PXE boot, I do not see the selection menu.

I hope somebody with more experience can shed some light on this matter, as Linux is not one of my strong points.

The following is my PXE servers config:
LABEL rescue32_3
MENU LABEL ^System Rescue CD 32 bit
KERNEL sysresccd/isolinux/rescue32
APPEND initrd=/sysresccd/isolinux/initram.igz,/sysresccd/sysrcd.dat


Using the above config, PXE Linux appears to find and load the following on the client:
Loading sysresccd/isolinux/rescue32... ok
Loading sysresccd/isolinux/initram.igz... ok
Loading sysresccd/sysrcd.dat... ok

The first sign of the issue during PXE boot is when the program starts to load from RAM on the client:
Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
Searching for /sysrcd.dat on devices...
Attempting to mount device: /dev/sda...

Various other attempts to mount volumes and then:
!Cannot find device with /sysrcd.dat. Retrying...

This issue then propagates for other volumes and then displays:
!Cannot find device with /sysrcd.dat on devices.
Running a mini shell (cannot complete the boot process)
bin/sh: can't access tty: job control turned off


Any help would be very much appreciated, as it would be a shame not to be able to use this fantastic resource via PXE.


Kind regards,
proliant800
 
Old 04-11-2015, 03:39 PM   #2
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Some interesting info here. http://www.sysresccd.org/Sysresccd-m...etwork_booting

We'd have to assume by this that they did create a working pxe image.

I've used memdisk before on some of these. Sometimes keeppxe option.

From here and above. http://sirlagz.net/2012/01/29/how-to...ystemrescuecd/

Looks like they have it working in a slightly unusual way. Boots data to a network location versus loaded along with init.
 
Old 04-11-2015, 03:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for your feedback jefro. I have already tried out information detail within the web links you mention. I tried the options they suggested. However I was not successful and I will keep on looking. As you say; they must of had it working at stage via PXE!

Best wishes.
 
Old 04-11-2015, 08:12 PM   #4
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Did you see how their pxe.0 file is? I meant pointing sysrcd.dat to a network source over your direct line. Seems odd to me by I'd try it. Use their example of append?

Try the memdisk too. It has worked for me.

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Old 04-12-2015, 04:29 PM   #5
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Hi jefro,
Thanks again for you reply. I tested your suggestion and it worked a treat! Fantastic, it now boots over the network, so thank you once again for your valuable input.
 
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Thanks for the update and results.
 
  


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