--- Rapp Informatik Systeme GmbH <email@example.com> wrote: You shold also see the used interrupt and the ethernet address. Might be a hardware problem with your PCI setup for the interrupts? Is your server configured right. Entries in /etc/bootptab tftpboot, bootpd etc enabled in /etc/inetd.conf? Bye Wolfgang Dear Wolfgang, Meanwhile, I tried the other package: NetBoot. Surprise! it worked even with the kernel tagged by the Etherboot mknbi. But this package uses the native NIC's "packet driver". Here I have a problem with the configuration of NFS, cause various services refuses to start, and I have plenty of "permission denied" on the bootserver. But I exported the root filesystem for the diskless with rw attribute (etc/exports)?!? As another ideea, I know that RH 6.0 Linux doesn't have a bootp package and this is for a very good reason: this functionality was included in the DHCP package (the dhcpd-... one). And I configured it right (this one in dhcpd.conf - see the man for the file). The prove is that the netboot worked! Is anyhow the Etherboot based only on the bootp and his /etc/bootptab? (but I don't think so) The tftpd and bootpd services are enabled in the inetd.conf. I would like to use EtherBoot anyway, so I will continue to bother you with this issue. If it were problems with the server, the tcpdump might have "seen" at least the BOOTREQUEST packages from the "diskless". But the problem being in the NIC driver, there is no traffic generated on the net at all!!! I used the ethernet address in dhcpd.conf and it worked for the netboot package! Also, netboot detected - as the Linux himself did at the installation moment - the NE2000/PCI's IRQ and port. But if EtherBoot is dumber, please tell me where I should specify those?!? But aws you know, the NE2000/PCI is PNP, and it chooses its own parameters at POST time: in the server it took the 12 IRQ but in the "diskless" - with no sound card - it occupied the 10 IRQ. So, if you can give me other advices, they will be welcomed! With great confidence ===== Ioan (John) NIKY Pricop Bucharest - ROMANIA firstname.lastname@example.org __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get Yahoo! Mail - Free email you can access from anywhere! http://mail.yahoo.com/ =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Pricop Ioan <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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