Network Boot with 905C-TX
baucom at darwin.UCSC.EDU
Tue Aug 7 13:55:11 PDT 2001
On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, Thomas R Boehme wrote:
> Well, there are different types of 3Com 905C-TXs. There is a -NM version,
> which doesn't have network boot and a -M version, which should have it.
My card does not say this, either on it or in the 3COM90XCFG
configuration program. Not sure which it is, though I do get a "boot from
network" toggle in the configuration program for the card.
> If it is the -M version, you should be able to tell your BIOS to boot from
> network first. That's all it needs, you don't have to set a master nodes
> address. Remote boot works through DHCP. The client will send out a DHCP
> request and your DHCP server (if configured correctly) will send out a DHCP
> offer along with the name and location of the network boot images.
I have tried to set in the motherboard bios AND nic bios to boot from LAN.
No Go. Nothing. I get the "No system disk found" error when I try boot
from LAN and no prompts for configurating the cards network settings.
Maybe I just dont have net bootable cards. Kind of strange since I get
those options in the 3Com configuration program.
> For more information on how to boot a Linux client over network, check out
> http://syslinux.zytor.com/ and look for PXELINUX.
Looks like my next option other than trying to make crappy boot-floppies.
Albion E. Baucom
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