Soekris 1.28 pxeboot problem [Was: Re: pxeboot problems with BETA2]

Emanuel Strobl Emanuel.strobl at gmx.net
Tue Aug 16 19:00:54 GMT 2005


Am Dienstag, 16. August 2005 19:52 CEST schrieb Brooks Davis:
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2005 at 02:05:08PM +0200, Emanuel Strobl wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I just wanted to ask if somebody had success with providing pxe boot
> > service under 6-BETA2.
> > I have two clients, one NET4501 wich just reboots after fetching
> > pxeldr via TFTP and a Laptop which just hangs when NFS-loading kernel.
> >
> > I'm about to investigate further, but maybe someone can confirm that
> > in general PXE booting with BETA2 is working... Or not...
>
> I'm PXE booting systems with RELENG_6 as of 7/27.  I'll probably do an
> update some time this week.

Thanks for the info, I found that the problem is my NET4501 (soekris). 
Unfortunately my Laptop also seems to have broken PXE code, I got another 
box booting fine.
Any experiences with a net4501 and BIOS versions higher than 1.24? Like 
mentioned, the box gets DHCP info, loads pxeboot and after this message 
immediately reboots:
CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 00 24 C0 33 70
CLIENT IP: 172.21.1.248  MASK: 255.255.0.0  DHCP IP: 172.21.0.1
GATEWAY IP: 172.21.0.1
PXE Loader 1.00

Building the boot loader arguments
Relocating the loader and the BTX
Starting the BTX loader

Thanks a lot,

-Harry
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