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Re: [K12OSN] pxe booting

Did you try issue mount nfs pkcentos:/opt/ltsp/i386
on the system that is failing?  In your mail, you state that problematic system is trying to mount root to "system:/opt/ltsp/i386"
Make sure that your dhcp server is pointing to the correct ltsp server - in your case this should always be pkcentos

On 5/8/07, Paul Karrel <pkarrel trentu ca> wrote:
I need help solving a pxe problem,
the pc starts the pxe; the dialog passes by, I can see the NIC has
obtained the an IP from the dhcp server ;on the pxe host monitor one
ip=; these are

1) next TFTP prefix lts/pxe {which exits as subdirectries under
tftpboot }
now the problems start
the pxe program tries  to find pxelinux.cfg/default this folder & file
exits /tftpboot/lts/pxe/pxelinux.cfg ;;  ls -Z
/tftpboot/lts/pxe/pxelinux.cfg/default shows -rw-rw-r-- root   root
regardless on the pxe host monitor is the prompt boot:

if I typevmlinuz.ltsp root=/dev/ram0 rw initrd=initramfs.gz; the os
starts to load
creating     new ramdisk to hold our root fs
mounting  root file system:/opt/ltsp/i386   {as specified in dhcp}
input :        ps/2 genric mouse as /class/input/input1
mount :   unknown host
mount: nfsmount failed: no such file or directory
mount: mounting /opt/ltsp/i386 on newroot/nfsroot failed:invalid

now I can go to another pc & issue mount nfs pkcentos:/opt/ltsp/i386
/mnt with no problem {pkcentos is the hostname of the ltsp } and view
ths contents
I can use nslookup pkcentos and that resolves to

I have turned selinux & the firewall off. Any suggestions would be

tail of messages
May  8 17:19:33 pkcentos xinetd[2297]: START: tftp pid=7225

May  8 17:34:33 pkcentos xinetd[2297]: EXIT: tftp status=0 pid=7225

Paul Karrel
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