[K12OSN] Problem getting Workstations to Boot

Ken Grant kmgrant at actaccess.net
Thu Feb 10 01:15:37 UTC 2005

I think I solved the booting problem.

There was a device I was unaware of that had the same IP address as eth0 -  I discovered it when I was watching the server boot. 
After disconnecting that workstation I was able to successfully boot.

Thanks Jim, I set the WAN and LAN sides up as you recommended and things
are much better.


>> The router/firewall has a address and the external
>> NIC has a static IP address of  Also, I've turned
>> of DHCP on the router so the only place a workstation should
>> be getting an IP address is from the ltsp server.  If I
>> remember correctly, the internal NIC is using DHCP has an IP
>> address of  Actually, both NICs should be set
>> to stactic, coorect?
>> As for the router, it should go directly into the external
>> NIC using a crossover cable by-passing the switch.  Is that right?
>> Do you think this might be a DNS problem or are we still too
>> early in the boot process for DNS to come into play.
> I am not exactly one of the experts on the list here.  But I'll keep
> trying.  Here is how you should have it setup:
> WAN side
>  Router -> standard patch cable from router switch to eth1 eth1
> static
> LAN or ltsp side
>  eth0 static -> standard patch cable to switch
>  switch via standard patch to all clients
> No in your earlier post I saw that you said the router was connected to
> the same switch as the workstations.  You don't want that if you are
> performing a standard 2 nic install.  Set up things just as described
> above.
> Also if you have the firewall enabled....disable it.  I usually do this
> on initial install just to be sure I don't have any firewalling issues.
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