[K12OSN] ppc booting help

cliebow at midmaine.com cliebow at midmaine.com
Tue Dec 20 00:03:04 UTC 2005

the puke green imacs need a reservation..a bootp address..
> Hello list,
> Just done a fresh install of K12LTSP 4.4.1.This is the first time I ve
> tryed to get IMACS& EMACS to boot up.The firmware version on the IMAC
> im trying to bootup..is 3.0. At startup, I do the ,,Apple+Options+f+o.
> I type at the command line--- boot enet:serveripaddress.There is..
> approxiamatley 2 min delay,,then i get Server  Ip address[ correrct IP
> address] then a second line server IP address[ ffffffffff] then i get a
> line of yaboot.conf..This were MAC stops...;( At
> server,/tail/var/log/messages is showing"load size is too small",error
> writing 4 bytes to socket xxx. About three years ago,,when We fisr
> started into K12LTSP...i did get the server[ffffffff].it turned out to
> be we still had a windows server doing dhcp,as well.It came up to the
> same error message ID'ing the server. I did edit the
> /opt/ltsp/ppc/etc/lts.conf file to refelct the ip address (eth0),of our
> server ( not default ip address).
> My testbed is on a seperate switch,,directly from the K12LTSP server so
> as to not have any conflict with other network,, "stuff".Is it possible
> older/firmware versions,,arent smart enough to network boot corretly?
> This is the translucent "blue" cased IMAC..
> Do i need to hand edit any other files,& should the
> server ip address be left alone?.[ in the ppc/etc/lts.conf folder].
> Ive read lots of posts were people dont have any trouble booting the
> IMACS from either the "N" key or from the boot enet: command line,,
> Anyone have any ideas??
> Thanks,
> Barry Cisna
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