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RE: [K12OSN] 3C509 Problems with DHCP



To make it boot to text mode, in the lts.conf under the section for that
workstation, set the runlevel to 3 instead of 5. (I think. . .) been
awhile since I set one up that way.
I had the same problem with the gray screen and X.  I'll think on the
solution that I used. . .

> Hi,
> 
> 	Thanks got past the NIC thing. But I have another problem. Now I
> have a "Grey screen with a large X cursor". Looking at the LTSP v3.0
doc I
> can see the probable things to check but I am not seeing a display
manger
> running. And there isn't anything on how to get it running again. I
looked
> through other info and checked the services running and nothing is
jumping
> out at me or anything that would inidicate to me to turn on.
> 
> 	So I am stuck again, I have followed the steps and each problem I
> have come up with seems to be not listed. I must be having an off day.
Hmmm,
> well at least I am learning what to look for by trial and error. Umm,
the
> only thing I did different from the install was to start the system
service
> into text mode insted of graphics mode on the server. I can't find
were to
> change this either. I am not certain here because I prefer text mode.
I have
> used linuxconf before but its not installed yet. So if someone could
point
> me again in the direction I need to get the workstation running I
would be
> grateful once again. Thanks for the previous replies.
> 
> Todd
> 
> 	
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jam McQuil com [mailto:jam McQuil com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 1:08 PM
> > To: 'K12LTSP'
> > Subject: Re: [K12OSN] 3C509 Problems with DHCP
> > 
> > 
> > Todd,
> > 
> > Take a look at http://www.LTSP.org/instructions-3.0.html
> > 
> > Down near the bottom of that document, it describes how
> > to use an ISA nic with Etherboot and LTSP-3.0.
> > 
> > A couple of points though:
> > 
> > 1) Make sure you have Plug-n-play turned off on the card, you
> >    need the dos based utility to do that.
> > 
> > 2) You need option-128 in dhcpd.conf to have the value
> > 
> >             'e4:45:74:68:00:00'
> > 
> > 3) You need option-129 in dhcpd.conf to have the value
> > 
> >             "NIC=3c509"
> > 
> > That's about it.
> > 
> > Jim McQuillan
> > jam Ltsp org
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Tue, 21 May 2002, Costa, Todd (DMH) wrote:
> > 
> > > Hi Listers,
> > > 
> > > 	I am trying out LTSP 2.0 as a beginning to an end of proprietary
> > > slavery. Any ways, I am having difficulty getting a 
> > workstation on-line. I
> > > had two problems and I will list them.
> > > 
> > > 	1. I first tried to use a Compaq Prolinea 486/33, 32mb, 3c509
> > > without luck. The etherboot could not locate the NIC. Not 
> > certain why, Any
> > > one using these PCs with success?
> > > 
> > > 	2. I then tried a HP vectra VL 5/133, 32mb, 3c509 with 
> > better luck,
> > > same etherboot. But now I get to a point that says the following:
> > > 
> > > ERROR! Could not automatically detect the network card. <-- 
> > Actually, its
> > > picking up an IP
> > > 	 PCI cards should be detected automatically.     *-- 
> > Shows in log as
> > > ACK
> > > 	 ISA cards cannot be detected, so they require
> > > 	 the nic driver to be specified in a 'NIC=' parameter
> > > 	 to be passed on the kernel command line,
> > > 	 usually specified in option-129, in the
> > > 	 /etc/dhcp.conf file.
> > > 
> > > Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
> > > 
> > > 	I assumed I needed to edit the dhcp.conf for a static 
> > address with
> > > the mac#. I did that and it still throws this error. I am 
> > wondering where to
> > > go from here. Any help is appreciated.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > -------------------------------------------------------
> > > Todd M. Costa
> > > Cape & Islands Community Mental Health Center
> > > EDP II, LAN Manager
> > > --------------------------------------------------------
> > > "Work Smarter, Not Harder....Use Open Source Solutions"
> > > --------------------------------------------------------
> > > 
> > 
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> > 
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