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Re: [K12OSN] Please help



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.

regards,
William

On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 10:11 -0500, k12osn-request redhat com wrote:
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> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 10:39:38 -0400
> From: "David Hopkins" <dahopkins429 gmail com>
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Please help
> To: "Support list for open source software in schools."
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> 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 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
> > Jnis from Appe secondary school
> > 


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