[K12OSN] e1000 client nic problem

Timothy Legge tlegge at rogers.com
Sat Oct 16 01:42:19 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-10-15 at 19:17, dale wrote:
> Hello,
> 	I am setting up a k12ltsp 4.1.1 server and a few clients at home with 
> an 8 port Gb switch.  I have an nforce based client with builtin 100Mb 
> nic.  I added an intel 82546 1Gb nic to net boot the client.  When it 

Why not just use the nvidia nic?  Unless you just want to play with
gigabit there is no real need (especially in a small setup).

> tries to boot, it errors out using forcedeth module (says something 
> about changing option 129 in /etc/dhcpd.conf).  I suspect the boot 
> process sees the nforce nic and assumes I want to boot from it rather 

Yes, on board nics are typically seen first.

> than the intel nic.  I modified /etc/dhcpd.conf on the server, changing 
> the mac address for ws001 and option 129 to e1000.  Now when it tries to 
> boot, it says something about too big (It flashes by fast) and then goes 
> to a cannot boot screen.  tail -f /var/log/messages only shows tftp 
> client does not accept options

In the dhcpd.conf file you probably need to specify pxelinux.0 as the
filename because it sounds like you are using the e1000's pxe


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