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Re: System stalled after loading NIC driver

Pricop Ioan wrote:
Dear Sirs,

I am writing to you from Romania. I downloaded
etherboot-4.6.2, unzipped it and compiled it. I also
recompiled the kernel (RH 6.0) as requested and tagged
it (mknbi). I generated the ROM image floppy (make
bin32/nepci.fd0). I configured the dhcpd.conf and
tftp, and I rebooted the "diskless" computer with the
floppy. I v'e got:
  Loading ROM image....
  ROM segment 0x1000 length 0x4000 reloc 0x9800
  Boot from (N)etwork or from (L)ocal? N [ <-- my
response!!! (I also tried with default => the same) ]
  Etherboot/32 version 4.6.2 (GPL) for [NE2000/PCI]
  Found Realtek 8029 at 0E800, ROM address 0x00000000

You shold also see the used interrupt and  and the ethernetaddress. Might be a hardware problem with
yourr PCI setup for the interrupts?

I have used "tcpdump" on the Linux server and on the
network it was... ABSOLUTE SILENCE. I want to tell
that the two computers are "discussing" well on the
Microsoft Network - the "DiskLess" is in fact a
and the Linux server can boot also (BootEasy 17 -
FreeBSD packages) Win2000 Professional. Also, when in
Linux, the server can "see" through "tcpdump" packets
exchanged by other Microsoft stations.

PLEASE HELP (I am working at this for 3 weeks

Is your server configured right. Entries in /etc/bootptab  -  tftpboot ,  bootpd etc enabled in /etc/inetd.conf?
RedHat 6.0  distribution don't have a working bootpd programm.  Go to LST project and downlload the bootpd from
their WEB page.

Bye Wolfgang


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