[Soekris] Installing Debian on the Net 5501

Bill Maas bill at stsx.org
Wed Oct 15 15:57:17 UTC 2008


Hi Robin,

On Wed, 2008-10-15 at 13:23 +0200, Robin Kipp wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> Thanks for your info. The problem is I don't have Linux running, just
> Windows :-(

Dual-boot, Live CD, ... ?

At least you will have access to excellent documentation. Look for the
Debian Installation Guide, section 4.6, ignore the bootp stuff. For a
better chance of success, install tftpd-hpa i.o. using the default
tftpd.

Bill

> So I'm using TFTP32 which also offers a DHCP server, but not many
> configuration options. For example, I can't specify the boot file...
> Robin
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: soekris-tech-bounces at lists.soekris.com 
> > [mailto:soekris-tech-bounces at lists.soekris.com] On Behalf Of 
> > Peter J. Holzer
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 12:31 PM
> > To: soekris-tech at lists.soekris.com
> > Subject: Re: [Soekris] Installing Debian on the Net 5501
> > 
> > 
> > On 2008-10-15 12:19:25 +0200, Robin Kipp wrote:
> > > OK, this is really strange: I tried PXE booting again today and am 
> > > getting results completely different from what I got 
> > yesterday. I now 
> > > connected the eth cable to the first eth port to the left of the 
> > > serial interface, here's what I got:
> > > 
> > [...]
> > > 
> > > PXE-E53: No boot filename received
> > > 
> > > 
> > [...]
> > > 
> > > So, opviously the problem i s that it doesn't know which 
> > file to boot, 
> > > this should be pxelinux.0. This file is in the folder I 
> > specified as 
> > > the "base directory" in TFTP for Windows, but I can't find 
> > an option 
> > > that lets me specify a boot file...
> > 
> > You have to set this on the DHCP server. I don't know which 
> > dhcp server you use, but with ISC dhcpd the option you write 
> > something like
> > 
> >     filename "pxelinux.0";
> > 
> > into the config file. (You also need 'next-server 
> > ip.ad.dre.ss' to tell the client where the tftp server is, I 
> > guess you already have that)
> > 
> > 	hp
> > 
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