Noobie here! Installed the core onto an AMD box running an old G200 video card. Had problems initially until I found a driver on the Nvidia site and installed it. So far ok. I'm trying to test out the netboot side with a Toshiba laptop. Now I'm not at all 100% sure that I had set up the room/user/device properly. That's one area of documentation that is pretty vague, not to mention I'm pretty dense. In looking at reply #2, where it's mentioned that looking in /usr/pluto/diskless for a file, I don't even have a diskless dir.
The laptop, does see the IP and seems to start, but at the 20s mark, while I get the msg: eth0:link up:100Mbps:full-duplex:lpa 0x41E1, which looks good. Then 20s later: NETDEV:WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out, this then repeats at ever increasing time intervals.
I have started Kubuntu from the CD on that laptop w/o issues, so I'm thinking that there must be something else, but I don't think, from what I've read on this thread, that it's a NIC problem. The laptop seems to pick up 192.168.80.1 unless that's a display indicating where it's coming from. So if that's the case it may well be a NIC issue of the driver.
my local net -- eth1-CORE
laptop --------- eth0--^