PXEboot fails at kernel (text) loading

Boris Samorodov bsam at ipt.ru
Mon Feb 12 08:01:37 UTC 2007

On Sun, 11 Feb 2007 17:22:22 -0800 (PST) Rob wrote:

> I have a FreeBSD 6.1 PC as the server to a PXE boot
> of another Compaq Deskpro EN PC.

> The Compaq PC has the option of a "Network Service
> Boot" with the F12-key during BIOS boot up. On the
> server, tftpd, bootpd and dhcpd are all working well.

> For the diskless kernel config I have used the
> GENERIC one, but added:
>    options BOOTP
>    options BOOTP_NFSROOT
>    options BOOTP_COMPAT

According to man diskless those options are not needed for PXE.

> Any idea what's wrong here or what I could do to
> further test what the actual problem is?

You may consider re-reading man diskless -- all needed info is located

Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD committer, http://www.FreeBSD.org The Power To Serve

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