"You chose the path of most resistance, awesome! "
I'm just that type of loony dude!
I find that I understand a hardware and software solution much better if I put it through its paces!
Knowing what LMCE can do is one thing, UNDERSTANDING How it does it is where I want to be!!!
I did DELETE the General MD that was created for my laptop (HP DV1000) with a Diskless MD. Then, I saw an * at the bottom of the Network page on the Setup Diskless MD button.
On the Network page, I decided to press this Setup Diskless MD button after I had deleted the General MD and rebooted the hybrid.
Afterwards, my HP Laptop would reboot to the Diskless MD and looked like it will work, (screen showed Announced to Router) and an IP address was assigned correctly from the DHCP server(Hybrid). But, Diskless.sh shows up then, it reboots.
I tried an old Sony VAIO laptop that also booted up the the Diskless MD and was assigned a DIFFERENT IP address than the HP laptop, but its stuck at the Announced to Router. I let it sit at this screen all night but next morning, it hadn't changed.So, I am getting the proper IP address after deleting the MD, on my laptops, but am not getting the MD completely up.
I will now try to delete the MD in the Hybrid and try to have the HP or Sony request the Diskless MD WITHOUT pressing the Setup Diskless MD* button on the Network page.
Not sure where to go from here
Except, I could try to get another basic PC at the office that I have retired at the office and wipe out the HDD and install the MD on it?
Any additional suggestions would be HAPPILY tried!!!