I just installed a LMCE core and attempted to network boot a MD. I still havn’t got one to work. Here’s a few issues I’ve encountered.
1.You need to run /usr/pluto/bin/Diskless_CreateTBZ.sh I couldn’t run it under the command line interface, I had to do it through Bash on the KDE desktop.
2.Although there is loads of information detailing network settings they are based on a 2 network card configuration. There is no space in my PC for a second card. I have a fantastic integrated modem/wireless router that from what I understand doesn’t fit well with the duel network card theory. The following is the way I’m currently preparing my system for a network boot.On the Core
Advanced >> Network Settings >> Use DHCP
Computing >>Web Admin >> Advanced >> Network >> Network Settings >>
a.Check Enable DHCP Server Proxies 192.168.80.1 to 192.168.80.128
b.Check Provide IP addresses for anonymous devices not in Pluto Database 192.168.80.129 to 192.168.80.254
c.Choose “Obtain an IP address from DHCP server”
On the router
DHCP settings >> Turn DHCP off >> Save and reboot
On the MD (Windows) Apparently with this configuration MD’s need static IP’s??
Plug in LAN cable. Right click on the LAN connection, select Properties >> Select Internet Protocol Version 4, click Properties >> Choose “Use the following IP Address
-Subnet Mask: 188.8.131.52
-Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
And “Use the following DNS server address
-Preferred DNS: 192.168.1.1
-Alternate DNS: XXX.XXX.XX.XX (this is from my ISP)
At startup ensure BIOS is set to Network boot first preference
3.On first attempt at network boot I got the error
“Trying to load pxelinux.cfg/default
Kernel panic – Not syncing. Attempted to kill init”
It appears that I can solve that problem by going into /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg and editing the default boot script to remove acpi=off.
4.I now get stuck at the following error-
Ipconfig: no devices to configure
/init: .: line 1: can’t open /tmp/net-eth0.conf
[4.193551 Kernel panic – not syncing: Attempted to kill init”
Judging from the post by bombastic here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=975417
there is a fairly long solution requiring a static IP to be set in pxelinux.cfg/default. I have not attempted this yet.
So it’s a work in progress! Make any comments or suggestions you like, I am open to all advice!