[K12OSN] Help a newbie, too many variables...
carl at snarlnet.com
Mon Jun 28 16:27:17 UTC 2004
It's a fairly stock Gateway E-1000. The onboard NIC is a AMD
79c971. P233MMX. Floppy, CDROM, 2 gig hd. 128 megs memory. Not sure
about the video, 2 megs vram. The universal boot floppy really got me
talkin' to the server.
I tried Les' showmount -e and got an error. mount clntudp_create: RPC:
Program not registered. When I googled it, it indicated that there was
something wrong with my /etc/hosts file. So, I'm thrashing around in
there. There was also a message on my thin client indicating that this
could be one of 4 possible problems.
I've rewritten so many files, the problem could be almost anywhere. I'm
worried that I've got some little typo somewhere that's screwing everything
up. Is there some way to get back to the defaults on all the relevant
files? /etc/exports /etc/hosts dhcpd.conf lts.conf etc. I think I know
what I'm doing a little better now, wouldn't make the same mistakes if I
could start over.
At 04:50 AM 6/28/2004, Bert Rolston wrote:
>Could you provide some more info on the machines?
>I managed to get old Compaq P133's with on board AMD nics booting with
>only minor alterations to the Rom-O-Matic images.
>The old machines didn't handle early CPI all that well, so you have to
>force PCI in to rom image.
>Not sure if this is the same issue, but it seems to ring a bell.
>On Sun, 2004-06-27 at 17:34, Carl Keil wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I got back from freegeek with my $20 thin client guinea pig. It's a
> > e-1000. I looked online and the NIC is 10/100, and supports PXE booting.
> > 128megs of ram. P233.
> > So, now I'm trying to get my k12ltsp 4.0.1 install working properly. At
> > first it wasn't getting an IP addy. But now it is but the next line on the
> > bootup screen stalls at
> > It says:
> > PXE-EA1: No PXE Server found, using standard boot file.
> > tftp . . . . (and those dots take forever to appear).
> > Then it says.
> > TFTP open timeout.
> > TFTP open timeout .
> > Exiting PCNet-FAST PXE
> > I've gone over dhcpd.conf and lts.conf till I'm blue in the face. I'm
> > pointing to a real kernel, etc. But it's not even doing the tftp dance at
> > all.
> > Any ideas?
> > Thanks,
> > ck
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