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rictec

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Kernel Panic on diskless boot
« on: March 30, 2007, 03:59:01 pm »
hi all
the core system is apparently working but when i try to boot from other system by pxe boot i get a kernel panic.

its something to fsome tmp/eth0: not found  can anyone help

rictec

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Re: Kernel Panic on diskless boot
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2007, 08:43:23 pm »
I dont know if this helps,
but are you sure you let the image finish building, if you are unsure you could allways try the button called rebuild image.

In /usr/share/pluto/diskless you can delete the XX folder which represents the id of you computer, inside the image resides, i deleted the complete folder called 48
then went oni the pluto admin home page and on the Orbiter page i selected Rebuild image.

Hope this helps,

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Re: Kernel Panic on diskless boot
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2007, 02:02:42 am »
i will try that them post here the result
none of my machines can do pxe boot as i instaled the program 2 days ago i dont know all the steps to configure it yet...learning it as i go.

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Re: Kernel Panic on diskless boot
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2007, 03:14:32 am »
so i found out something
its probably a kernel ethernet card driver problem
i get a laptop and do a network boot and it did boot and is now creating all the screens so
there inst support for neither a Intel D925XBC board or a Asus a8n-sli lol just the two destops PCs i have
i will see whats on those folders and try to put the drivers inside somehow
anyhelp on this?

thanks

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Re: Kernel Panic on diskless boot
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2007, 01:34:15 pm »
You would need to get the correct module for the driver, precompiled for that kernel,
then it might even autoload, if not you might need to edit a startup script (init script)

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Re: Kernel Panic on diskless boot
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2007, 05:06:14 pm »
i will try to do it as soon as i can

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Re: Kernel Panic on diskless boot
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2007, 09:02:18 am »
The Kernel painc relates to driver problems with ethernet cards. On some motherboards a bios upgrade will fix it, like the Asus M2NPV-VN. On others you may need to add a NIC with onboard PXE boot. Its more of a Linux issue than anything else. And a pain since MB vendors don't put Linux support high on their lists and the software doesn't come from them or get much support from them.

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Re: Kernel Panic on diskless boot
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2007, 11:34:17 pm »
i do have the driver file for one of the motherboard its a Lan_Marvel inside a intel board
as for the other one is a Nvidia lan so the driver is available also.
what i don't have right now is a way to build them to linuxmce, no kernel source and no way to do it so i will pause that for now.
one thing i can allways do is to get two 1GB lan cards that works, but none that i have do.
someone who have instaled from source can compile those and put them online for us
as modules.

thanks
rictec
PS: i will post some post in my natural language (portuguese) in my own site
http://rictec.homeip.net/forum and get some help translating it :)

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Re: Kernel Panic on diskless boot
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2007, 11:54:06 pm »
Those are the two NIC's that have been troublesome before. The Marvel is more troublesome in my experience. The nVidia should behave but BIOS issues can't be discounted.

I picked up some IBM NIC's with PXE boot rom on them that work fine off eBay. IBM is pushing Linux hard so they have good drivers in distribution.

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Re: Kernel Panic on diskless boot
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2007, 01:34:24 am »
3com cards work very well,
Havent had trouble with realtek cards either.

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Re: Kernel Panic on diskless boot
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2008, 09:05:03 am »
hi all
the core system is apparently working but when i try to boot from other system by pxe boot i get a kernel panic.

its something to fsome tmp/eth0: not found  can anyone help

rictec

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