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 wrong. -- Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments. See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html
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