Trouble with tftpd and dhcp and broadcom ethernet client

Donald Teed dteed at artistic.ca
Mon Apr 12 04:53:32 CEST 2004


This solution sounds promising.  I'm not sure where
to find the updated version.  Is it a newer kernel for PXE boot,
udpcast version or something else that is updated?

--Donald Teed


On Sat, 10 Apr 2004, Alain Knaff wrote:

> begin  Thursday 08 April 2004 18:18, Donald Teed quote:
> > Thanks for the quick reply.
> >
> > I've verified the same server used with another client machine
> > not using this Broadcom ethernet boots problem free.
> > So this seems to be a DHCP problem with the Broadcom hardware
> > or drivers.
> 
> The first DHCP run by the PXE stack seems to run ok, and it's the
> second one, run by the menu system, which fails.
> 
> I've made a new version 20040410 which is able to read the ip
> configuration read by the PXE stack.
> 
> To enable it, just add "ipappend 1" on a line by itself to
> pxelinux.cfg/default
> 
> This instructs Pxelinux to store the IP address, netmask, etc. that it
> got from the server into an environment variable that is then read by
> the udpcast menu system (today's version)
> 
> 
> > I found this item in a mailing list which seems to be about a similar
> > problem:
> >
> > (Slow DHCP)
> > http://bohnsack.com/lists/archives/xcat-user/2518.html
> 
> Ok, so it is a timing issue.
> 
> I've also added a new kernel parameter, "netwait", which instructs
> udpcast to wait this many seconds before attempting to do Dhcp.
> 
> just add this to the append line in pxelinux.cfg/default :
> 
>  append ... netwait=10
> 
> (N.B. Should not be needed if you use ipappend).
> 
> Alain
> 
> 
> 



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