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Re: autodectection of modules at boot time

On Wed, Oct 20, 1999 at 04:14:44AM +0200 , Hartmut Koptein wrote:
> Every example for bootp and dhcp needs the mac addr. of this new computer, if the
> server delivers the kernel-image (home dir for bootfiles) and a root-dir (the
> tftp dir). Is this 'hardware address' optional or a must? 

For bootp you need MAC, but dhcp can have a range of adresses from where
unknown MACs get their IPs.

On the other hand, when you do a network install, changes are that the
computer (and it's NIC) are in bootp/dhcp else you wouldn't _try_ to install
from network.

				Petr Cech
Debian GNU/Linux maintainer - www.debian.{org,cz}

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