[K12OSN] Help a newbie, too many variables...

Matthew Ross mross at esd165.org
Sun Jun 27 08:34:39 UTC 2004

Carl, there could be a couple of things wrong here:

1. Are you on the correct network to connect to your server? You need to 
be on the same network as your Eth0 network card on your server. While 
this may seem obvious, you should double check to make sure.

2. Is the card updated to a new enough version of PXE? Check to see if 
there is a firmware update for your card. I have a bunch of DELL GXa's 
which won't boot until I update the Bios (Which updates the firmware for 
the onboard NIC). I've also seen PCI cards which support PXE boot but 
won't boot to LTSP until they've been upgraded as well.

Hope this helps.

--Matt Ross

Carl Keil wrote:

>I got back from freegeek with my $20 thin client guinea pig.  It's a gateway
>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
>Any ideas?
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