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Re: tftp problem



Hi Jeremey,

I followed the http://www.puschitz.com/Kickstart.shtml instructions to update my initrd.img. However, after booting the blade, a blue screen appear saying that it can't found /tmp/ks.cfg file. I don't know why it look for the file there because I am saying explicitaly in my default.redhat7.3 boot file:
...
ksdevice=eth1 ks=nfs:my_ip:My_ks_path. ....
...
I also cp my ks.cfg in /tmp just in case but it doesn't work.
I used the ALT F3-F3 keys and I see the following messages at the end:
*...
*found suggestion of bcm5700
*...
*sending dhcp request through device eth1
*pump told us: SIOCSIFADDR: no such device
*no dhcp response received


Now it seems that it doesn't work through eth1...

Thanks all you guys,
Xavi





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.

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Dr. Dan Kidger, Quadrics Ltd.      daniel kidger quadrics com
One Bridewell St., Bristol, BS1 2AA, UK         0117 915 5505
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-----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



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