I used today the great online tool cast-o-matic to create a custom PXE initrd file.
//I pre-configurated every option to simplify the process of image distribution
(the standard initrd from the latest 2.6 kernel works fine for me).
The custom initrd seems to work (all the menu & options are skipped) but after
displaying the usual
two lines :
compressed UDP receiver for /dev/hda at 10.10.40.64 on eth0
the next lines (received message, cap=...) never shows up like they did with the standard
When I check with the console shell I noticed that I can ping the udp-cast server and that
the fdisk command
shows my ide disk /dev/hda geometry. So I don't know what I missed in the
configuration options (see below).
I did my test on two differents IBM Thinkpad with different networks cards. The only
errors I saw in the kernel startup
sequence are related to missing pcmcia cardbus module (there's no option for that in
cast-o-matic stage 2). My network
card is on a mini-pci board anyway.
/Am I missing something (any tips will be appreciated) ?
net modules 3c59x e100 e1000
network driver Autodetected
network module parameters checked
use dhcp yes
use a disk module No
Chose disk driver No preconfiguration
Disk module parameters checked
udpcast port 9000
device to be copied /dev/hda
Additional udpcast command-line parameters checked
transfer direction receiver
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