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Re: Light terminal not booting from dkt

Lluís Pérez Vidal wrote:
> The light terminal does not boot from diskette

Just to help you if you google for an answer, we call the terminal
server for a "thin-client-server" and the terminals for "thin clients"

> I have set an experimental mini-web for Skolelinux with:
> - a router  
>       (universal IP on the outside eth0;
>   on the inside eth1)
> - a hub  for the 10.0.2.zzz subnet
> - a master server MS
> - a workstation WS.
> - a light terminal server
> Here is the ifconfig of the  light terminal server
> ======================================================0
> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:90:27:30:A7:13
>           inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
> eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:20:18:52:4C:0C
>           inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
> lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
>           inet addr:  Mask:
> ======================================================0
> and now I want the light terminal to boot from a diskette
> connected by a cross-over (twisted) cable to
> the light terminal server,
> but I can't: It stays forever with the monitor stating
> ======================================================0
> 000021.0000 done
> ROM segment 0x0800 length 0x4000 reloc 0x9400
> Etherboot 5.0.7 (GPL) Tagged ELF for [EEPRO100]
> Boot from (N)etwork or from (L)ocal? N
> Probing [EEPRO100]Found Intel EtherExpressPro100 ROM address 0x0000
> Ethernet addr: 00:A0:C9:2F:49:C0
> Searching for server (DHCP)...
> .....
> ======================================================0

looks like the dhcp-server is not running on your thin-client-server

Could you please check by issuing the command
 ps auxw  |grep dhc

Is the machine restarted after the installation was done ?
which CD did you use ?
 (if you don know, take a look at /etc/apt/sources.list)

> I have gotten the eb-5.0.7-eepro100.lzdsk
> ROM image on the boot diskette. And I think that this is the
> right one for the NIC.
> I am pretty sure that the hardware, connections, hub, etc are not
> at fault. Because after failing to boot as a light- terminal Skolelinux
> from the diskette I have succeeded in installing a normal stable Debian
> from the three diskettes (boot, root, net-drivers) and from the
> Internet. It connects through the light-terminal server
> (with a twistec cable, exactly the same as before)
> and here is what its ifconfig says after booting
> ======================================================0
> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:A0:C9:2F:49:C0
>           inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
> lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
> ======================================================0

Looks like dhcp is working then.

Could you also check the output of
 grep -E "dhcpd|tftp" /var/log/daemon.log

while your thin client tries to boot ?

Finn-Arne Johansen
faj@bzz.no http://bzz.no/
DebianEdu developer and Solution Provider

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