[K12OSN] Please help

Burke Almquist balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Thu Mar 15 16:13:35 UTC 2007

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On Mar 15, 2007, at 10:45 AM, William Fragakis wrote:

> Sorry to be late to the discussion but does the Compaq simply lack the
> PXE firmware or just fail to boot under PXE?
> Older PXE firmware (<0.99b iirc) need a couple of hacks on the  
> server to
> work. If this is the case, let me know and I'll point you to the
> resolution.

I had a similar problem with some deskpros as clients that I brought  
with me to NCLS last year.
If you can get a bios with a nonbuggy version of PXE, then here's  
what you have to do.
Add the "-r blksize" option to tftpd at startup. On Fedora, this  
means adding that option to the tftp file in the xinetd folder.
The other thing that I had to do was "echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/no- 
ip-pmtu-disc". Make sure that runs every time the server starts up.

Those two things made the old deskpros boot just fine.

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