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Re: [K12OSN] Problem booting thin clients on k12ltsp4.2



well if you feel like spending a couple bucks,
www.disklessworkstations.com has a $20 nic with the
bootrom included.  This one should be guaranteed to
work, assuming your system is set up right.  At least
this would eliminate one variable for you.

-Rob

--- Lawrence Harriott <lharriott mail gotelja com>
wrote:
> Hi all,
> > 
> > I am having the same problem, so double thanks to
> > anybody who can shed some light on this.
> > ......
> > Lawrence, do you have another NIC you could try?
> > 
> > -Rob
> Unfortunately no. I have 3 Davicom DM9102AF cards
> that 
> do not get as far as a dhcp request before timing
> out. My only e100 is the 
> only one that gets as far as this.
> 
> I do not mind getting new cards but now I do not
> know what the cause of
> the problem really is nor whether I won't have the
> same problem with a
> different card.
> Lawrence
> 
> > --- Lawrence Harriott <lharriott mail gotelja com>
> > wrote:
> > > Hi list,
> > > 
> > > I set up a K12LTSP4.2 box a few days ago and
> can't
> > > seem to boot any thin
> > > clients. I installed from the CD's then upgraded
> via
> > > Internet using
> > > apt-get to get everything up to date. The server
> > > seems to be ok but my
> > > thin client, a 233MHz AMD-K5 using an e100 NIC
> (non
> > > of my DM9102AF cards
> > > boot properly)gets to the point of doing the the
> > > PIVOT-ROOT and just
> > > sits there for a while then decides that it
> cannot
> > > find the server. It
> > > gives this message, nfs: server 192.168.0.254
> not
> > > responding, still
> > > trying.    Var/log/messages reports that the
> mountd:
> > > authenticated mount
> > > request from ws150.
> > > 
> > > Using another linux machine I can mount and
> access
> > > the nfs shares, no
> > > problem.
> > > 
> > > Incidentally, I am booting using a rom-o-matic
> > > 'universal' boot
> > > diskette. This machine insists that it is
> > > 192.168.0.150 regardless of
> > > what I set it to in dhcpd.conf. I have no idea
> where
> > > it gets that IP
> > > from.
> > > 
> > > I would appreciate any help in getting this to
> work.
> > > I have googled
> > > around a bit but have not yet found anything on
> this
> > > particular issue. I
> > > am wondering whether the NIC or the upgrade may
> be
> > > the culprit!
> > > 
> > > Thanks
> > > Lawrence
> > > 
> 
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