[K12OSN] dhcpd failed

Rob Owens rob.owens at biochemfluidics.com
Wed May 28 17:09:09 UTC 2008

Are you sure there's not another DHCP server on the network?  And are 
you sure you want to be assigning public IP addresses to these machines?


Marc Fromm wrote:
> I am experiencing limited success with K12LTSP.
> I installed K12LTSP Cent OS 5 EL from the ISO download.
> In the dhcpd-k12ltsp.conf file I commented the range line and I am
> setting up systems by Mac address and fixed IP address.
> This system boots with no problems
> host finaid70 {
>   hardware ethernet 00:B0:D0:C3:0C:A6;
>   fixed-address;
>   filename "/lts/pxe/pxelinux.0";
> }
> This system begins booting.
> Tail -f /var/log/messages states a "dhcpoffer" to the mac address
> 00:50:70:76:25:EA.
> The client eventually displays ERROR! dhcpd failed!
> host finaid71 {
>   hardware ethernet 00:50:70:76:25:EA;
>   fixed-address;
>   filename "/lts/pxe/pxelinux.0";
> }
> The failed systems NIC as reported on during the client boot is a Rhine
> II fast Ethernet. But since it is communicating with the ltsp server, I
> assume the NIC is fine.
> How can dhcpd fail on one system and work on the other?
> Marc
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