I'm trying to get a media director booting (my main system is a hybrid, but I would also like remote media director systems) from the network. DHCP is working, TFTP is working and it begins to boot. About 15 seconds into it it stops. The system isn't hanging, I can scroll up and read boot messages, but it just doesn't go any further. The last message puts eth0 down:
[ 43.145093] NET: Registered protocol family 17
IP-Config: eth0 hardware address 00:03:1d:02:0a:aa mtu 1500 DHCP RARP
[ 43.151327] eth0: link down
That is the very last 3 lines. I am fairly comfortable with Linux but don't really know how to proceed with this. The system is a Commell LV-667T which has a Via CN400 (unichrome) chipset and a VT1625 TV Out Encoder on it. It is connected via S-Video to my Sony Wega CRT TV (somewhat old school). I've gone over the directions on setting up a diskless MD several times.
I've thought maybe I have to build openchrome and install it on the MD image. I may try that by doing a chroot from the Core (which is also running a Via based system from Jetway) and doing the build, but I'm not entirely sure that is the problem as I don't think the system is continuing to boot beyond that point.
I may be overlooking the obvious, but I can't seem to figure out what that obvious is. Any hints are very welcome.