[K12OSN] Network boot hangs

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Mon Feb 9 15:20:34 UTC 2009

I had a similar problem and found that some clients would not boot with an etherboot cd, but they would boot with a gPXE cd.  Try that.  You can get it from www.rom-o-matic.net.  When it comes to the driver selection part, choose gpxe from the drop-down list.


On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 10:54:44AM +0300, Peter Trifonov wrote:
> Hello,
> I have installed K12LTSP 5-EL/32 bit onto a server in my network. It works
> fine with relatively modern client PCs.
> However, booting 12-year old HP Vectra PCs (Pentium-200 CPU, 96 MB RAM)
> hangs with the words "Freeing ram used by initramfs". 
> The system is not really frozen, but nothing happens.  I have a few such
> PCs, and all of them exhibit such behavior. I have observed some NFS traffic
> between the server and the client before it hangs. 
> Does anyone have any suggestions what can be wrong with the clients?
> With best regards,
> P. Trifonov
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