[K12OSN] Network boot hangs
petert at dcn.infos.ru
Tue Feb 10 09:16:01 UTC 2009
My PCs have 3Com 3C905, Intel or AMD PCnet cards. However, all Pentium-1
boxes are not able to boot.
Pentium-3 and Pentium-4 clients are working perfectly. Tcpdump reports that
the clients load init executable via NFS.
So the problem seems not to be related to the network card.
With best regards,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On
> Behalf Of Barry R Cisna
> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 12:14 AM
> To: K12LTSP
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Network boot hangs
> You did not mention if these machines have onboard nics,or added in nic
> cards & what brand they are? I would guess this old of machine has an
> add in nic card. Some of these old of machines with onboard nics are
> actually isa based nics. This may be your prob as well. Regardless. try
> finding someplace to grab either any model Intel pci,or better yet
> realtek 8139 pci card (can be bought for $2.50 ea.USD) and I bet your
> machines will boot alright. The realtek 8139 cards are the 'easiest'
> working nic cards i have run across.Way back we used these by the many
> that had the rom socket and burned rom chips to etherboot them this
> And I'm sure the performance will be plenty satisfactory for someone
> wanting to do web browsing with these machines. This is the specs we
> used when we first started into using k12lstp and they worked out
> Take Care,
> Barry Cisna
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