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Re: [K12OSN] New K12LTSP install help

Did you specify the NIC driver for that box in dhcpd.conf?


James Jensen

--- Keith Wright <kwright ramona k12 ca us> wrote:
> First of all, let me tell everybody that I am new to Linux, and do not
> have much knowledge of the OS.
> That being said, I have installed a new server running the K12LTSP 3.1.0.
>  I am attempting to boot a client machine via floppy.  The machine I am
> attempting to boot is a very old machine, no hard drive, and all ISA
> slots.
> That is my problem.  When the boot process gets to a certain point, I get
> the following message:
> 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.  
> I opened up the dhcpd.conf file on the server and modified one of the
> entries under host ws001. I changed the mac address, fixed-address and
> option-129 line, but still no luck.
> Can somebody please let me know what I need to do in this file to allow
> the client to boot?
> Thanks,
> Keith Wright
> Director of Information and Education Systems
> Ramona Unified School District
> (760)788-8512

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