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

Bert Rolston bert.rolston at clear.net.nz
Mon Jun 28 11:50:35 UTC 2004

Hi Carl,

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 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
> all.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> ck
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