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Re: Multia netboot with SRM

On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 08:26:21PM -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

Which message?

> -- but with the correct /tftpboot/filewhatever is now in the dhcpd.conf.
> But with for the server ip and the mulitas hw address.

And there were no changes in your dhcpd.conf between the working netboot and
this now failing one?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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