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RE: tftp problem



Actually, in my case anyway, there was no problem with the initrd not
having support for the bcm5701. The tg3 module loaded fine. It might be
interesting to see what the behaviour is when the driver is compiled
into the kernel, rather than being loaded as a module.

--john


On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 13:17, Jeremy Silver wrote:
> Yes, I had the same issue with an Intel GbE NIC and had to update my
> initrd.img to support it.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kickstart-list-admin redhat com
> [mailto:kickstart-list-admin redhat com] On Behalf Of John Campbell
> Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 10:02 AM
> To: Xavier Fustero
> Cc: kickstart-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: tftp problem
> 
> 
> I had the same problem, see:
> 
> https://listman.redhat.com/archives/kickstart-list/2003-February/msg00104.ht
> ml
> 
> I didn't mention it in the message, but this problem was also with a
> broadcom (BCM5701), using the tg3 driver. Unfortunately, I never have
> resolved this.
> 
> Sorry I can't be of help, but I just thought I'd write to bring attention to
> this issue. It seems to be a bug.
> 
> --john
> 
> On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 12:35, Xavier Fustero wrote:
> > Thanks Daniel but the device boots from eth1 (that's for sure).
> >
> > -Xavi
> >
> > Daniel Kidger wrote:
> >
> > >Xavi,
> > >
> > >try adding
> > >  ksdevice=eth0
> > >or equivalent to the kernel options list.
> > >
> > >and..
> > >
> > >
> > >>..... in.tftpd[9095]: tftp: client does not accept options
> > >>
> > >>
> > >this is normal.
> > >
> > >
> > >Yours,
> > >Daniel.
> > >
> > >--------------------------------------------------------------
> > >Dr. Dan Kidger, Quadrics Ltd.      daniel kidger quadrics com
> > >One Bridewell St., Bristol, BS1 2AA, UK         0117 915 5505
> > >----------------------- www.quadrics.com --------------------
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >>-----Original Message-----
> > >>From: Xavier Fustero [mailto:xavi ebi ac uk]
> > >>Sent: 23 October 2003 17:08
> > >>To: kickstart-list redhat com
> > >>Subject: tftp problem
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>Hi,
> > >>
> > >>I am trying to use kickstart on IBM e-servers (blades hs20,
> > >>type 8678)
> > >> with GigaEthernet broadcom bcm5700. I readed all documentation to
> > >>install this with PXE-kickstart. Actually I started to play
> > >>on that but
> > >>I don't success. I got it working from a floppy but when I try to run
> > >>automatically on network it fails.
> > >>
> > >>** dhcp:
> > >>I have a dhcp server running on an alpha server. It works and provide
> > >>the ip to any of our machines.
> > >>dhcp.conf for the blades:
> > >>-----------------
> > >>group {
> > >>   use-host-decl-names on;
> > >>   %%CLASS_ENTRY_BEGIN web-blades
> > >>   host %HOSTNAME% {
> > >>   hardware ethernet %HW-ADDRESS%;
> > >>   fixed-address %HOSTNAME%;
> > >>   next-server my_SERVER;
> > >>   filename "pxelinux.0";
> > >>
> > >>Actually, if I change the sort of the last two lines it
> > >>doesn't boot(?).
> > >>
> > >>** PXE
> > >>/tftpboot:
> > >>default.netboot-7.3  initrd.img    pxelinux.0  pxelinux.cfg
> > >>vmlinuz  X86PC
> > >>
> > >>/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg:
> > >>CB1EG... (hexadec. link to default.netboot-7.3)   default
> > >>default.netboot-7.3
> > >>
> > >>default.netboot-7.3 contains:
> > >>label ks
> > >>  kernel vmlinuz
> > >>  append ksdevice=eth1
> > >>ks=nfs:my_nfs_server:/whatever/ip_number-kickstart initrd=initrd.img
> > >>lang= devfs=nomount ramdisk_size=8192
> > >>
> > >>** tftp:
> > >>tftp-server-0.29-3
> > >>server_args             = -s /tftpboot
> > >>or
> > >>server_args             = -c -s /tftpboot
> > >>
> > >>** ks.cfg
> > >>...
> > >>url --url http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/7.3/en/iso/i386
> > >>...
> > >>
> > >>When I boot the blade, it gets the ip from my dhcp, the PXE message
> > >>appears on the screen and it starts to boot the vmlinuz and
> > >>the initr.
> > >>However, the ks doesn't seems to be read because it starts the
> > >>installation asking: Choose a language,...... so I have to
> > >>make all the
> > >>installation process manually.  I look on my
> > >>/var/log/messages from the
> > >>master machine (pxe, tftp and nfs server) and I got the
> > >>following message:
> > >>
> > >>..... in.tftpd[9095]: tftp: client does not accept options
> > >>
> > >>Can someone help me on this issue?
> > >>Thanks a lot,
> > >>Xavi
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>--
> > >>Xavier Fustero Benavent
> > >>
> > >>  Work:+44(0)1223 494664
> > >>  Fax: +44(0)1223 494468
> > >>
> > >>
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