Doug Alcorn wrote:
> Staff Account <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I've setup RARP and TFTP service on the network.
> > You should be able to boot off the network. However, it appears
> > that Debian defaults to using the on-board video if it finds it (yours
> > has one built in that can't be removed), and thus won't use the actual
> > console device (serial port). I took the liberty of also downloading the
I think it will default to the serial port if it doesn't find a
keyboard, so unplug the keyboard before turning your machine on.
> > Now, I currently have the RARP/TFTP server setup to feed your machines the Debian,
> > boot image. But like I said, I don't think that'll work (it didn't on two test
> > machines I tried). I recommend redhat (largely because it worked on my test).
> > The Debian boots that didn't work forced me to go power cycle the machine--
> > it wouldn't even respond to BREAK's (CTRL-\ b). But you're welcome to try.
I used the Debian installation guide and another FAQ doc (I don't
remember which exactly) to set RARP/TFTP to boot my IPCs for
installation. It took a little work to figure out the MAC addresses and
the ftpt configuration, but eventually the instructions in the doc were
sufficient to get it going.