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RE: [K12OSN] Some minor hassles with channel bonding..... PXE decided to stop working



Thanks Eric.

I'll have to twist some arms but when they see the benefits it shouldn't be to hard.

Cheers,
Bert

On Tuesday, July 02, 2002 11:15 AM, Eric Harrison [SMTP:eharrison mail mesd k12 or us] wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Jun 2002, Bert Rolston wrote:
> 
> >Hi Caleb,
> >
> >MICRONET	unmanaged, about as intelligent as a sedated slug	:-)
> 
> You need support for the channel-bonding (or ether-channel or whatever
> your vendor happens to call it) on both ends - the server AND the switch.
> 
> An unmanaged switch isn't going to work... you need a managed switch that
> supports this specific feature.
> 
> -Eric
> 
> >======================
> >
> >The server has an internal INTEL e100
> >
> >I add a NETGEAR FA310TX. I checked to see if it was on the RedHat HCL, and 
> >it was.
> >
> >I have considered scrounging around for another FA310TX and disabling the 
> >onboard Intel nic.
> >
> >I'm not too worried at present, 'cause I've got a whole bunch of machines 
> >to change around.
> >
> >I've got a difficult IBM PC330 to deal with. It's IDE controller may be 
> >dying, so I tried using a PXE NIC from another department. That's when I 
> >found out the beast uses the S3 video chipset, which doesn't seem to like 
> >the standard SVGA x server.
> >
> >So I've got one odd machine on site which has to be different!
> >
> >======================
> >
> >I'm outta here.
> >
> >Cheers,
> >Bert
> >
> >On Saturday, June 29, 2002 5:39 PM, Caleb Wagnon [SMTP:mwagnon seark net] 
> >wrote:
> >> Hi Bert,
> >>
> >> What kind of switch are you connected to?
> >>
> >> Caleb Wagnon, MCP
> >> Fordyce School District
> >> Office of Technology
> >> Fordyce, AR 71742
> >> (870) 352 2968
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Bert Rolston" <BertR wanganui-city school nz>
> >> To: "'K12OSN'" <k12osn redhat com>
> >> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 8:22 PM
> >> Subject: [K12OSN] Some minor hassles with channel bonding..... PXE 
> >decided
> >> to stop working
> >>
> >>
> >> > Hi all,
> >> >
> >> > I followed Caleb's instructions for channel bonding, without any 
> >problems.
> >> >
> >> > When I tried connecting with a terminal the following things happened
> >> >
> >> > 1) The client DHCP address, gateway, and DHCP server addresses 
> >appeared.
> >> This may happen normally, but very fast.
> >> > 2) An option to boot locally or load Linux remotely appeared.  This
> >> message has not come up before.
> >> >
> >> > So I selected load Linux
> >> >
> >> > A PXE INTEL v2.0 message comes up
> >> >
> >> > MD and some numbers appeared
> >> >
> >> > then
> >> >
> >> > CD (I think) MTFTP..............
> >> >
> >> > PXE timeout message kernal could not be loaded
> >> >
> >> > =======================
> >> >
> >> > Can anyone help me with this?
> >> >
> >> > I can see a possible bottleneck approaching and would like to bypass 
> >it.
> >> >
> >> > Cheers,
> >> > Bert
> >> >
> 
> 
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