Nelson Ferreira Junior wrote: > > I´m trying to boot a diskless computer from a > RedHat 5 server. BOOTP and TFTP works fine... after > loading the kernel image, it shows a starting message > from Netboot, and then the fatal one "BOOTP record too > large". > After that, the diskless computer starts to load > everything again. I read a message in the list where > somebody had the same trouble... one said to check > the gateway option in /etc/bootptab - this is ok in my > server! > That tip was from me. I had exactly the same problem you report on one setup where I left out the gateway and one other bootptab option (I can't remember which one, now). I added them into bootptab on the off-chance that it would fix my problem, and voila! the kernel and the compressed RAM disk loaded and ran with no problems. I can tell you that this message appears to be coming from the NBI "wrapper" that is added to the kernel etc. by the mknbi-linux code. The source for it is in netboot-0.8.1/mknbi-linux/first.S and other associated files. You might like to look in there to see what else can cause this message. Cheers, Bob Edwards. =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Bob Edwards <Robert.Edwards@anu.edu.au> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to email@example.com. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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