[K12OSN] client ip VS my ip during boot

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Wed Apr 22 17:44:15 UTC 2009

Marc Fromm wrote:
> I have set the client IPs based on mac addresses in the dhcp file.
> When the client boots it reports CLIENT IP: the ip that I assigned.
> It then reports my IP seems to be: a different IP than what I assigned.
> Is the conflict between CLIENT IP and My IP seems to be the problem 
> why this client wont boot?
> The boot eventually fails with the message that is cannot find kernel 
> image: linux.

Hmm...it shouldn't matter what your thin client's IP address is, 
provided that you're getting an IP address on that subnet.  Another 
possibility is that there's a second DHCP server on that subnet that 
isn't configured for the LTSP boot stuff.

Are you sure you don't have any other DHCP servers on that subnet?

Also, any way that you can give us the boot messages, even if you have 
to hand-type them in yourself, so we can see what's happening before the 


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