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Installation issues / Diskless_***.sh & PXE
« on: March 20, 2012, 09:07:19 am »
Hi all,

Firstly thanks for all for there hard work. I'm up and running!

Secondly, just a quick one. Is it standard practice to have to break out of the GUI and run the Diskless scripts (default/TBZ) or are they meant to run automatically when you run the install script first time around?

I spent ages without any PXE working because there were no images in  /tftpboot/

I eventually got it kind of working having manually added the MD/Orbitor and run the TBZ script. It wasn't untill I deleted that MD/Orbiter (as recommend a number of times) and ran the default diskless script that I got the 'announced to core message' and things ran smoothly.

So is this normal or is my system just out of whack?

Core - IBM X345 server
MD - Dell GX620

Once again, thanks TEAM!

Installation issues / Re: DHCP server not issuing an IP Address !!!
« on: December 10, 2007, 01:59:26 pm »
Cheers, I'll give it a try ;)

Installation issues / Re: DHCP server not issuing an IP Address !!!
« on: December 09, 2007, 08:30:32 pm »
Hey guys,

Firstly I'd like to say thanks for the responses (shocked by how quick you've all responded), this is obviously a reasonably hot topic ;) and you've certainly given me some great options and I'm sure at least one will get me unstuck.

1) really positive that you've got systems that are running problem free with one NIC

2) I think the window's system is fine because when I try 'boot on lan' on a network 'owned' by an ADSL modem/router, it did receive an IP assignment (obviously still didn't boot as there is nothing on that network to boot from)

I'll definitely try the manual settings posted by totallymaxed however I've also been trailing the forums and found...
This matches up with 'totallymaxed' config.... MCE has named the 'virtual' internal ethernet card 'eth1' not 'eth0:0', this may be just a really small bug/funny, hopefully this will get everything working (fingers crossed).
One question about that config... how did you enter 'XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX' is that literally it or is it left blank?

Thanks all, I'm out of the country for a bit but I'll try to update on progress ASAP...

Installation issues / Re: DHCP server not issuing an IP Address !!!
« on: December 09, 2007, 05:40:39 pm »
I would agree in that all too often "the pro's" can give some really unhelpful posts where more effort is spent in picking holes than anything...
I'm from UK, and a complete LinUX failiure. Ask me about WiMAX/4G and I'll take you through the network but.....

I would also agree that there is something to be said for just trying MCE in modes (and with existing hardware) that it says it supports (even if they are not ideal) in order than you get a feel for what it is like without a major investment of time and money.

I have the same problem, that the DHCP on the MCE core appears not to be issuing IP addresses to devices on the 'local' network. I've used the latest DVD installer 7.4 and the hole process completed first time with no errors and relatively quickly, it has come on miles since the first ones I tried.

I am an experienced PC user, but an absolute LiNUX amature. I am sure at some point I've done something 'drastically wrong' but like the person who started this subject, I've reinstalled and read all the wiki-docs I could find many, many times. I've been involved (i.e. trying to get MCE working) on an off for over a year I think but still to no avail. A big selling point for me is the boot off LAN using many 'thin' or light weight clients to create a whole house solution.

Basically the question is does anyone successfully have the DHCP server working from their core with ONLY ONE NIC?

My setup is two PCs (both with only 1 NIC and no PCI for any more). There is no WAN so no internet, so no other DHCP. One PC is the core and the other has a WindowsXP disk but has 'boot on lan' higher in Boot Sequance (where it spends 10seconds everytime it restarts, requesting an IP).

As far as I know, I setup MCE 'normally' and followed all on-screan instructions. Checking in the MCE-admin that DHCP is enabled, etc.

The core (which is a hybrid) boots fine everytime and leaves you in the GUI where you can get to the MCE-admin website with access to all configuration settings.
When the boot on lan gives up, the comment is that it did not receive an IP address, press F1 to continue, etc.If you leave the 2nd (WindowsXP) PC to boot, it will not be assigned an IP address dynamically, even if you 'repair' (from windows) or 'release' and 'renew' (from Prompt) the connection.

Using wire-shark on the windows PC once it has booted, you see DHCP requests being generated by the windows PC, but they are not being answered.
The MCE hybrid is however generating many many ARP calls, which it is also not getting any response to. If it is the DHCP server surely it knows the MAC of each device its trying to get in touch with so why does it need ARP and why might the DHCP not be responding to the 'Discovery' requests??? Its as if the core's 'internal ethernet card' is not active or at least not visibile....

On one occasion I manually assigned the windowsXP PC with an IP and MCE immediately acknowledged the device and asked if it was a fileserver...? So they're definitely on the same network.

Does anyone have any ideas on this problem.... I would be really greatful if anyone could offer some creative input on this issue (that revolves around only having 1 NIC).


Failing I have tracked down a free NIC and a friend's PC (which is also installed with MCE). Is there any plug and play with devices like NICs? because after we installed the card and restarted the MCE hybrid, there was no difference and no more eth's offered in the network settings from MCE-admin. Or is this a re-install job???


At the very least I thank any of you for taking the time to read this  ;D

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