[K12OSN] periodic boot failures

Barry R Cisna brcisna at eazylivin.net
Fri May 9 00:19:25 UTC 2008

Hi Marc,

You can run parallel dhcp servers on the same subnet providing they are
both Linux dhcp servers. You can NOT run both a Windows and a linux dhcp
server on the same subnet( without doing a bunch of VLAN voodoo) which
is not really worth the trouble. Here is a nice howto on how to run your
K12LTSP server on an alternative port number( 1067 rather than 67) so
your thin clients will only see the linux server,and the existing
Windows boxes will use the existing windows dhcp server on your campus.
You will always get the random,sometimes successful boot of thin clients
then the next time the thin client gets confused on the root path of the
linux image running windows and linux dhcp servers on the same subnet. I
have setup one such setup at one of our Grade Schools this way and has
run fine for 5 years. Note :There is some extra legwork in making this
all happen as far as setting up the config for each client to see port


Take Care,

Barry Cisna

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