[K12OSN] Intel PXE 0.99b ltsp booting

Peter Scheie peter at scheie.homedns.org
Sun Apr 1 12:44:00 UTC 2007

I added this to the wiki, as it's terrific info.


Vince Callaway wrote:
> I picked up some old intel nic's off ebay.  I wanted to see if the built
> in pxe would ltsp boot.
> The cards have the 0.99b version of pxe.  From what I understand they
> are pretty common cards.  They are also cheap.  I bought a lot of 5 and
> with shipping was $8.98 total.  That's less than $2 each.
> The good news is they work.  A couple of minor changes are needed to the
> server.
> In /etc/xinted.d/tftp
> Change the line that reads:
> server_args             = -s /tftpboot
> to:
> server_args             = -s /tftpboot -r blksize
> In the file /etc/sysctl.conf
> Add this line:
> net.ipv4.ip_no_pmtu_disc = 1
> For those wanting to get away from floppy booting this solution will
> work.  Just don't everyone hit ebay at once and drive the price up :)
> Also, make sure you don't get the cards that have a boot prom socket.
> Those obviously don't have pxe built in.
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