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Re: Trouble PXE Boot After Kernel Starts Loading

On Tuesday 15 February 2011 16:17:27 Hal Vaughan wrote:
> I have a Soekris Net5501 and I'm using tftp to boot pxelinux.0 and,
> ultimately, from there, I want to install Squeeze.
> First, I have to thank Debian, since the PXE boot explanation (sorry, lost
> the link from earlier) was a very good explanation on how to set up PXE. 
> But since it was for Etch, I searched and also found an excellent one by
> Andy Smith here:
> http://andys.org.uk/wiki/Guide:PXE_network_booting_Debian_install
> that includes Squeeze.  I think it should be pointed out that there is
> excellent documentation out there for this.
> Now, on to where I'm stuck, which is, I think, more a part of the normal
> boot process.  I have the directory tree like this:
> tftpboot/debian/squeeze/i386/linux
> tftpboot/debian/squeeze/i386/initrd.gz
> tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default
> tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/boot.txt
> It boots the kernel, but then I get:
> Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)... ok
> And after that, it freezes and I get nothing.  The default config file, in
> full, is after my signature (it's longer, and I don't think it's the
> issue).  I added "edd=off" to each kernel line in that config file because
> it was freezing up with the same message and suspected it was because (as
> best I know), there is no Enhanced Disk Drive.  But then there's the "...
> ok" after it, which makes me think the edd issue isn't why it's freezing.
> Is this due to the edd probe (in which case the "edd=off" isn't working for
> some reason)?
> If not, what should I check next?
I think you should check the Linux documentation. EDD was OK but the next went 
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