Re: Network Boot Problems
Well, the two computers are on the same hub, but I still have the problems
regardless if I uplink the hub to the main network or not. i.e. If they
are the only two devices on the hub I still have the same problem.
On Mon, 30 Oct 2000, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Oct 2000, Eric Reischer wrote:
> > I'm having a small problem that is turning out to be a bigger pain than I
> > expected. I have an IBM RS/6000 machine that I'm installing Linux on, but
> > when I try to get it to boot off the network, it contacts my bootp server
> > (which happens to be an intel Debian box) and starts to download the
> > file. The strange thing is, it only fully completes the download about 1/4
> > of the times I try to get it to download. Usually, when I type in 'boot
> > net' to get it to boot from the network, it loads anywhere between 1500 and
> > 2000 packets, and then stops. About 20 seconds later, it gives me a packet
> > error (which on IBM machines is just a bunch of numbers) and the network
> > boot fails. Other times, if I'm lucky, it'll go through fine. This is a
> > pain because it makes booting kernel images >1Meg really hard because the
> > bigger it is the more of a chance of it failing part-way through. Anybody
> > seen this before?
> Is this on a heavily loaded network? TFTP loaders in boot monitors may have
> limited support to resolve Ethernet collisions.
> Try moving the machines to a separate network segment.
> Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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