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Re: [K12OSN] Acer Travelmate 220 Laptop



You might try running tcpdump or wireshark on the server and see if the clients are even sending any dhcp requests onto the wire.

Petre

Ronnie Miller wrote:
I've got several of these that I am using in a conventional lab, but they
are failing as Windows pc's. I'm trying to get them to work as thin clients,
but for some reason I can't get them to boot using PXE. I've gone through
all the bios and PXE settings and everything looks fine, but once the PXE
Version 2.0 message comes up with the option to go into PXE setup, it stops
immediately after that - no message, nothing.

I have a couple of Acer 620's that I tried and they work like a champ. The
220's have Realtek 8139 nic's which, as far as I know, should be PXE
compliant.

If I have to build a boot floppy, I will, but only as a last resort. I don't
want to get rid of these machines since I think they'd make good clients
once I get the boot issue resolved. Has anyone had any experience with these
laptops?

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Seminole County Schools
800 South Woolfork Avenue
Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
Phone: 229-524-5235 Ext. 227
Fax: 229-524-2212

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