Problems PXE installing 5.X on RLX Blade

Brooks Davis brooks at
Thu Jan 8 15:22:02 PST 2004

On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 02:18:32PM -0600, Brian Towles wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-01-08 at 14:07, Brooks Davis wrote:
> Thanks for the feedback.
> > I suspect the attempt to use the mfs image is your problem.  All the mfs
> > stuff in the PXE article is unnecessicary.
> > 
> > You can directly boot a standard install disk by pointing tftp at
> > the cdrom mount point and exporting the cdrom vis nfs.  Then set
> > filename to "boot/pxeboot" in dhcpd.conf and option root-path to
> > "server:/cdrom_mount_point"
> My dhcpd.conf and nfs are already set up that way.  Removing the mfs
> image doesnt change anything ... except now i get a reboot after the
> hang with the same messages going on.

Hmm, do you happen to have a more normal PC that you can PXE boot to
make sure the problem really is the blade?  I wouldn't be suprised if it
is the blade, but making sure would be good.

One thought, how are you accessing the console on these machines?  Also,
do they have PS/2 ports?

-- Brooks
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