[K12OSN] Please help

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 14:39:38 UTC 2007

For the Compaq Deskpro, there is a BIOS update that adds PXE booting
capabilities, but it depends on which model of the Deskpro you have.  If you
can let us know, it may be a simple as just flashing the BIOS.

On 3/13/07, Janis Locs <janis at locs.lv> wrote:
>  I have a Problem with client Hardware Compaq Deskpro  in a the Linux
> class, which arrange. In Class I utillize K12LTSP, what is based on RedHat
> Fedora Linux (Core 6) and the LTSP terminal server
> packages.
> This machine has a NIC PCnet32 onboard without any LTSP compatible boot
> possibility.
> So I have built in a 3com 905-TXM for PXe booting (tested also other).
> This works fine. But:
> When the /linuxrc starts it only searches for the onboard card, and
> than of course it quits with kernel Panic - because this card is not
> plugged...
> What I have tried:
> I have disabled the onboard NIC - without any Success - tricky Linux is
> finding it
> What that I do?
> Thanks
> I am K12OSN list member
> Jānis from Appe secondary school
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