problem with pxelinux

scott Berry scottbb1973 at
Tue Oct 26 14:55:22 UTC 2010

The problem seems to be when I boot up the server machine it apparently
is not seeing the dhcp for some reason.  I did try to turn off my
router's dhcp thinking that might be the issue but that didn't solve
much.  I am using tftpd-hpa as the tftp server.  It says in the tutorial
that tftpd-hpa should work fine.  The reason I set up the preseed.cfg
file is because I am blind and it would make it much easier to install.
Also I could surely use your notes if you would please graciously post
them or direct me to where they are.  Thanks much.

 On Tue, 2010-10-26 at 07:59 +0100, Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
> Scott,
> On 26 October 2010 03:39, Steven Susbauer <steven at> wrote:
> > You have listed a little about your setup and nothing about your
> > problem(s). So... what part of your setup above is not working? DHCP?
> > TFTP? Booting afterwards? The preseed file listed in that tutorial is
> > not a requirement, it just makes it a little less interactive.
> Agreed, I couldn't understand what is the problem.
> I noticed that the tutorial linked had nothing with the router option
> in the DHCP config. If your problem is about not being able to
> download anything from outside, that might be it.
> > If your WRT54G is still running DHCP, that's going to break your setup.
> I have a similar setup here and the DHCP server running alongside my
> server is not causing any problems. In such situations it's a race
> condition and it appears that my VM running Ubuntu server + DHCP
> server is faster than my home router. They distribute IPs in different
> ranges. Once I turn off my DHCP+TFTP server, everything goes normal
> again.
> I think I had posted the instructions to the list way way back about
> two years ago. If needed I can repost or point you to my notes.
> -- 
> Hakan (m1fcj) -

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