redhat and pxe
G.Matthews at cs.ucl.ac.uk
Wed Jan 29 05:56:36 EST 2003
thanks to Donald and Erwan for the replies. Good to find the docs at mandrake
as redhat has next to none.
I'm a little confused by the two types of pxe setup that are described. The bw
cluster that I am now admin for, uses pxe+dhcp+tftp to kickstart the nodes
altho it uses intel on-board NICs. according to the docs at mandrake, pxe isnt
needed at all...
Anyway, as I said, PXE works fine using the 0.1-24 build. I can rule out
firewall rules blocking the packets and lost config files after upgrade but it
may be that redhat have changed the config file syntax subtly (even tho it
doesnt look like a new revision). The nodes pick up the menu ok but then cant
seem to find the tftp server when using the newer version of pxe.
obviously I neded to do a bit more forensic work. just thought i'd ask in case
anyone else had already figured it out... somewhat difficult to find the time
to do much testing on a live system!
ps will redhat *ever* reopen the forums?
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