Re: via thin client pxe fails after upgrade
Am Mittwoch 29 August 2007 schrieb Ronny Aasen:
i had some 3com cards that acted that way. the solution was to
firmware upgrade the card..
Hi Nigel, Ronny,
as I mentioned on IRC today (and some weeks ago as well), I also have
some 3COM 905CX cards that boot with old LTSP / PXE 2.43 but with
current PXE 3.31 (LTSP on Skolelinux 3.0) they fail.
I get an IP, then pxe files are loaded. In the end, I read "Ready" - and
that was it. What was your solution, Nigel? I can check for firmware
updates, anyway, however I think they are quire new.
My problem was Bios, as Ronny suggested. With his lead I tracked down
some other people with the same problem. However, since my clients are
diskless, I had to use USB to flash the Bios and I couldn't get it to
work after a couple of hours struggle. Then I discovered that if I cut
power to the clients, press the power button, then restore power, they
boot! Originally I thought I had to reset the cmos, so I was overjoyed
when I discovered this 'easy' fix. So my nightly routine is switch off
the power socket and walk round pressing all the power buttons! My
clients didn't get as far as yours though - no LAN at all.