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Re: [K12OSN] A little progress...

Hi Dave,

Are you using a Rom-O-Matic boot rom image?

If so you may have to create a custom image for that NIC.

Early PCI machines didn't implement PCI very well, so you have to make a
coule of changes in the boot rom image. Once you do that everything
should work.

I can't remember exactly what the options were, but a Google search of
the K12LTSP / OSN archives should get this info.

One other gotcha in dhcp.conf, if you aren't aware of it.

I had to add 
option-128 = <variable type> (I can't remember exactly what type)
option-129 =     "      "       "       "      "       "

as variable type declarations at the top of the dhcp.conf file.

Then you put the actual info
option-128 = <the magic number>
option-129 = <NIC type>

in the custom workstation section of dhcp.conf

That cleared up one of the issues I had with ISA nics not detecting

>From memory you can do this from webmin.


On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 07:16, Dave Prentice wrote:
> Y'all,
>     Since the 3c515 NIC wouldn't work in the old Compaq 486s, I tried
> it in a Compaq P90. Finally, it gets pretty far through the boot
> sequence. However, after doing its DHCPrequest, getting DHCPOFFER and
> getting responses back and forth with the server several times, it
> gives the following message:
> mounting /proc
> ERROR! Could not automatically detect the network card.
> PCI cards should be detected automatically. ISA cards cannot be
> detected,
> so they require the NIC driver to be specified in a "NIC=" parameter
> to be passed on the kernel command line, usually specified in
> option-129, in the /etc/dhcpd.conf file.
> Kernel panic
>     I went into the etc/dhcpd.conf file and specified the "NIC=3c515",
> which should be perfectly valid, on option-129. I even put in the mac
> address of the client's NIC to be tied to a specific IP address for
> host ws001. So why do I keep getting this message, and what do I do
> about it?
>     Perhaps it has something to do with another line in dhcpd.conf,
> the one that says option option-128. It looks like a mac address also,
> but it's the same for all the ws00x entries. Any ideas what that line
> is supposed to say?
>     Thanks,
> Dave Prentice
> prentice instruction com
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