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Re: Multia netboot with SRM

Steve Langasek wrote:

>On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 02:38:07PM -0600, Harmon Seaver wrote:
>>      Something has gone wacky with my netboot setup and I can't figure
>>out what, but since nothing changed on the server (and it was working
>>fine over and over the other day) I think it has to be on the mulita end.
>>    When I do the "boot ewa0", the bootp process starts, but instead of
>>the IP number of the server, it reads and instead of the Mac
>>address of the server it has the hw address of the mulita. At the same
>>time, it is certainly reading something from the server since it gets
>>it's dhcp IP okay, and it reads the correct netboot image file.
>>     What's weird too is that even if I unplug the ethernet cable, and
>>try to do a boot ewa0, it still comes back with the same info.
>Um, booting from the network without having your network cable plugged in is
>obviously impossible.  Does this persist across a power cycle of the system?
      Yes, I would think it impossible, but it's holding that in memory
or something. And no, it doesn't do it if I power cycle, then if the
cable is  not plugged in, it hunts for which type of cable it is, but
once I put the cable back in, it gives me the same message -- but with
the correct /tftpboot/filewhatever is now in the dhcpd.conf. But with for the server ip and the mulitas hw address.


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