This is slightly off topic but I haven't had much luck with this so I
thought I'd ask here.
I have installed and configured Debian with many packages and a custom
kernel, which I have then imaged using the partimage package. I want to
then use this to replicate this image onto multiple machines of the same
hardware. These machines have a floppy drive and network card but no
CD-ROM drive. I have tried to boot off both the debian install and
partimage/slackware boot and root disks but neither of these will let me
run the TFTP client, which I want to use for downloading the images from
my TFTP server and restoring them on the local disk. The network setup
is fine (pings are fine, routes are fine, the tools in these images
provide for little else in the way of troubleshooting), but when the
tftp client is run it exits with this message:
tftp: tftp/udp: unknown service
when using tftp version 0.1.0 or
tftp: tftp/udp: unknown service, faking it...
when using tftp version 0.2.9.
I've tried copying over /etc/services to the /etc directory after
booting up with either of the root images but get the same result.
I can't use FTP or telnet because of missing libraries in the root
images, but TFTP is fine for what I want to do.
Has anyone seen this before? Is there something I am doing wrong? Is
there a good alternative root image somewhere which I can use instead of
the debian/slackware/partimage ones which can run the TFTP client
without problems? Is there a better way of doing this short of using NFS
, the crappy partimage network client or directly imaging from one hard
drive to another (my last resort, the cases are rather small and hard to
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