[syslinux] RIS and PXELINUX

James S. Martin james.martin at digex.com
Tue Mar 19 11:28:33 PST 2002

There isn't really any such as a TFTP request.  The box is going to TFTP 
to whatever box you tell it (using the next-server line).  Perhaps the 
Windows box is answering the DHCP request and pointing it back to itself 
for the TFTP server.  Try looking at the PXE information when it gets 
its IP, and see what it lists for its bootserver.  Confirm that it is 
the correct IP.  Why don't you post a copy of your dhcpd.conf.


Mark Dieterich wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm finally tired of dealing with floppy disks to control our remote installs
> and thought that PXELINUX sound like a great way to go.  However, I've got
> multiple hurdles and I'd like some advice before I get myself dug in too
> deep...  We currently have Solaris Jumpstart and Windows RIS running in the
> department and now we would like to intermix Linux PXELINUX booting.  
> Any suggestions on how this should be designed?
> I tried a really quick test, following the instructions to set up a tftp
> server and dhcp server, but the windows RIS server always answered the tftp
> request.  We did have the next-server option listed in the DHCP server conf,
> it's almost as though it is ignoring this option.  How are other people dealing
> with RIS and PXELINUX in the same environment?  I looked through the past
> archives and couldn't find anything really appropriate.  Any help/suggestions
> would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Mark
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