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Hey Paul,

Bert here.

How do I join "Schools on the Rim"?

Cheers,
Bert

On Wednesday, May 22, 2002 6:02 PM, Paul Nelson [SMTP:pnelson riverdale k12 or us] wrote:
> Hello Keith,
> 
> OK, here's the deal. I help you and you have you school join our
> "Schools on the Rim" project at: http://riverdale.k12.or.us/rim/
> 
> We're just starting and we need some schools from NZ!  
> 
> ;-) Paul
> 
> 
> Here's a cut and paste from the LTSP install guide at:
> http://www.ltsp.org/instructions-3.0.html
> 
> ISA Network cards
> 
> The LTSP kernels can automatically detect the network card, if it is a
> PCI card. If it is not, then you have to specify which network card
> driver to load. And, some ISA network cards also require an IO option to
> be passed to the module.
> 
> You can specify the NIC driver and IO address by adding an entry to the
> individual host section of the dhcpd.conf file. Here's an example for a
> workstation with an NE2000 network card:
> 
> 
> host ws001 {
>         hardware ethernet     00:E0:06:E8:00:84;
>         fixed-address         192.168.0.1;
>         filename              "/lts/vmlinuz-2.4.9-ltsp-6";
>         option option-128     e4:45:74:68:00:00;
>         option option-129     "NIC=ne IO=0x300";
>     }
> 
> There is a very important thing to notice about the example above. The
> value specified for option-128 is NOT a mac address. The value
> e4:45:74:68:00:00 is a special value that Etherboot requires. If it is
> not there, or is something other than the value above, then all of the
> other extended options will be ignored by Etherboot.
> 
> Also, if you are using ISC dhcp, version 3.0 or above, then you need to
> add a few more lines near the top of the dhcpd.conf file, to define the
> types of values that will be specified with option 128 and 129. The last
> 2 lines of the following fragment show how they should be specified:
> 
> 
> option domain-name-servers    192.168.0.254;
> option domain-name            "yourdomain.com";
> option root-path              "192.168.0.254:/opt/ltsp/i386";
> option option-128 code 128 = string;
> option option-129 code 129 = text;
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, 2002-05-21 at 21:39, Turner Family wrote:
> > Please can anyone help me.
> > 
> > I have just installed K12LTSP on my server (kernel version 2.4.9).  There is
> > no problem with the server or with logging in using clients with PCI Network
> > cards.  Unfortunately the same is not true for those with ISA cards (Mostly
> > NE 2000 compats.)
> > 
> > The client gets an IP address from the server, requests and receives the
> > kernal, which uncompresses and begins to run.  Once it reaches the the VFS
> > line we get a Kernel Panic! and everything stops.
> > 
> > Could this be because the Kernel is not recognising the network card?  More
> > importantly how can we overcome it?
> > 
> > The actual lines are:
> > 
> > NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0
> > VFS: Cannot open root device "ram0" or 01:00
> > Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> > Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount rootfs on 01:00
> > 
> > I have checked out the troubleshooting pages on the LTSP site.  Everything
> > seem fine on the server.
> > 
> > Please help.
> > 
> > Keith Turner
> > Principal Kendal School
> > Kendal Ave
> > Burnside
> > Christchurch 8005
> > New Zealand
> > Ph 64-3-355-8908
> > e-mail turner cyberxpress co nz <mailto:turner cyberxpress co nz>
> > 
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