Roland, I've had similar problems in the past, where the machine seems to handle the handshake correctly, loads the kernel, and then panics. My experience has been that when the kernel dies and reboots the machine, that something is missing in your kernel. Some of the more obvious problems might be: -- you have scsi harddrives, but your kernel is not scsi enabled -- trying to run a UP kernel on an SMP machine -- you should have remote root file system option turned on in kernel -- are you certain that you're really loading the kernel? You could use bootptest command (part of bootp package) to check -- do you have the ethernet adapter device driver built into your kernel? -- is your kernel monolithic? (no loadable modules, all options are either y or n, not m) -- I suspect if you have NFS problems on the server side, that you would not be able to mount the remote root file system, but this should not cause the problem you're seeing (the machine would hang instead, saying that it can't mount root) Please post here if any of these help... thanks, Rich Richard Ferri IBM Linux Technology Center Poughkeepsie NY email@example.com Roland Manfrahs <firstname.lastname@example.org>@baghira.han.de on 06/23/2000 07:34:15 PM Please respond to email@example.com Sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com cc: Subject: System reboot after retrieving linux kernel Hi Can someone help me. I'm a bit confused. I use Etherboot 4.6.2 to boot a diskless client. I want to boot linux on the diskless machine. The machine uses a Davicom 9102 NIC. When starting the diskless machine etherboot detects the correct card. The server answers the bootp request and after that the diskless machine starts downloading the kernel. When finished downloading the kernel the diskless machine reboots thus the result is a loop of starting etherboot getting kernel and rebooting. Best regards Roland Manfrahs =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Roland Manfrahs <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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. =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: email@example.com To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to email@example.com.
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