[Soekris] dhcp problem with net4501

Bernd Walter soekris-tech at cicely.de
Wed Feb 5 01:11:00 UTC 2003


On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 01:39:55AM +0100, felix schmid wrote:
> CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 00 24 C0 B4 84
> PXE-E53: No boot filename received

You have to put - well - a boot filename into your dhcpd config.
It's not enough to tell the machine it's network configuration to
boot, you also have to tell what and where to boot from.

> ===============
> 
> #ddns-update-style interim;
> ddns-update-style ad-hoc;
> #ignore client-updates;
> 
> subnet 192.168.0.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
> 
> # --- default gateway
> 
>         option subnet-mask              255.255.255.0;
>         option domain-name              "kreuzberg";
> 
> #       range dynamic-bootp 192.168.0.100 192.168.0.200;
>         range 192.168.0.100 192.168.0.200;
>         default-lease-time 21600;
>         max-lease-time 43200;
> 
>         # we want the nameserver to appear at a fixed address
>         host net4501.mydomain {
>                 hardware ethernet 00:00:24:C0:B4:84;
>                 fixed-address 192.168.0.111;
>         }
> }

You want to set at least filename, next-server and root-path;
Of course you also have to setup the service to actually server the
named resources.

> ================
> 
> I took a look at /var/log/messages, the first phase of the handshake works, 
> but the DHCPOFFER
> doesn't seem to get through to the net4501:
> 
> Feb  5 01:08:42 gurke dhcpd: DHCPDISCOVER from 00:00:24:c0:b4:84 via eth0
> Feb  5 01:08:42 gurke dhcpd: DHCPOFFER on 192.168.0.111 to 
> 00:00:24:c0:b4:84 via eth0

It offered just a network configuration - not a boot configuration.
The soekris box has received that and complained about the missing
points.

> I checked the dhcp setup with my win2k box, and it's assigned 
> 192.168.0.200. I have tried

A w2k box dosn't need to boot any more - a network configuration is
sufficient for that.

There are many pxeboot FAQs available for different operating systems.
Read one of them.

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