[K12OSN] e1000 client nic problem
dalen at czexan.net
Sat Oct 16 02:46:26 UTC 2004
Timothy Legge wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-10-15 at 19:17, dale wrote:
>> 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).
On this system, I just want to play with gigabit:) I would like to see
if it makes a difference with tuxracer.
>>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
Thanks Tim! changing the filename to pxelinux.0 for ws001 did help, but
now I am back to the forcedeth module problem. I am going to read the
docs on k12ltsp.org and look at the wiki.
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