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Old 06-20-2008
Setting up a PXE Boot Server

I've set up a PXE boot server and I'm having a slight snag in the booting process. On the client machine, DHCP renders fine and TFTP seems to begin but then the system hangs. On the server, the error message "Client does not accept options" occurs -- which from reading online is a common message that generally doesn't affect booting. So, I've been doing random troubleshooting but nothing has yielded anything useful. Any thoughts? Thanks. Smilie
# 2  
Old 06-20-2008
So sorry, here is just a little more exact info from /var/log/messages

Jun 20 16:42:12 head dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for from 00:1d:4f:2b:9e:57 via eth1
Jun 20 16:42:12 head dhcpd: DHCPACK on to 00:1d:4f:2b:9e:57 via eth1
Jun 20 16:42:13 head dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for from 00:1d:4f:2b:9e:57 via eth1
Jun 20 16:42:13 head dhcpd: DHCPACK on to 00:1d:4f:2b:9e:57 via eth1
Jun 20 16:42:23 head dhcpd: DHCPDISCOVER from 00:11:43:b5:63:55 via eth1
Jun 20 16:42:24 head dhcpd: DHCPOFFER on to 00:11:43:b5:63:55 via eth1
Jun 20 16:42:27 head dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for ( from 00:11:43:b5:63:55 via eth1
Jun 20 16:42:27 head dhcpd: DHCPACK on to 00:11:43:b5:63:55 via eth1
Jun 20 16:42:27 head xinetd[1852]: START: tftp pid=2561 from=
Jun 20 16:42:27 head in.tftpd[2562]: tftp: client does not accept options

And here is dhcpd.conf

# DHCP Server Configuration file.
#   see /usr/share/doc/dhcp*/dhcpd.conf.sample
#   see 'man 5 dhcpd.conf'

#allow booting;
#allow bootp;
#ddns-update-style interim;

#subnet netmask {
#option domain-name-servers,;
#option subnet-mask;
#option domain-name "head.node";
#option broadcast-address;
#option routers;

#host node2 {
#hardware ethernet 00:08:74:29:DD:B2;
#option host-name "node2";
#filename "pxelinux.0";

#host node5 {
#hardware ethernet 00:11:43:B5:63:55;
#option host-name "node5";
#filename "pxelinux.0";

allow booting;
allow bootp;
ddns-update-style none;
subnet netmask {
    # default gateway
    option routers;
    option subnet-mask;

    option domain-name "head.node";
    option broadcast-address;

    # Seting up an ip address is better here
    option domain-name-servers,;
    option nis-domain "node";

    range dynamic-bootp;
    default-lease-time 21600;
    max-lease-time 43200;
    # PXE directives
    filename "pxelinux.0";

The top bit is what I originally had, the uncommented stuff is something I based off an example on a website to see if I somehow botched the configuration.
# 3  
Old 06-20-2008
Is this on LInux?

Are you using xinetd? If so, what are the "server args" for /etc/xinetd.d/tftp ?

If not, what is the "root" of the PXE server?

Is there a file called pxelinux.0 there?

And is the DHCP server and is also the PXE server?

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