Did you set your BIOS on the MD to network boot? (The BIOS has to support PXE network booting.)
Yes. Without that enabled I wouldn't have gotten that far.
Do you have Broadcom Netlink BCM57780 on both machines?
No. The HP laptop has a nVidia MCP67
I edited this response because I realized that I was an idiot and didn't read the part in the instructions where it says that I don't need to manually do anything after 7.04.
Unfortunately the result is the same.
The HP laptop rebooted once, ran Diskless_setup.sh, created and image and took some time loading before getting to the "Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf"
The Dell Zino didn't even get to the diskless setup part before getting to "Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf"
I tried a 6-year old Dell centrino laptop and it got even further than the other two devices. It installed nvidia video drivers, rebooted for a third time then played a tinkle, tinkle sound and the screen went blank. I connected it to an external monitor and it seems that the video resolution is the problem. The laptop is a 1920x1200 screen. It runs fin on the external monitor but the laptop screen is blank. I set it to the 1280x800 resolution which is the same aspect ratio of 1920x1200 and the laptop screen remains blank and the display on the external monitor get misaligned. Also, on the final setup screen is shows the screen ratio as 4:3 and the video output as VGA. Shouldn't the ratio be 16x10 or at least custom? Should the output be something other than VGA since its using the internal? I only tried out this laptop to make sure that the core was working. And while the video is not working, I feel comfortable that the issues I'm having with the HP laptop and the Zino are with those machines and not the core. However, it would still be nice to get the old Dell laptop working. I'm guessing that the screen doesn't like the resolutions that LinuxMCE offers in the video setup. Can I change the resolution manually?