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    Default need help: tftpd32 pxe server on windows to install opensuse

    Hey all. I am new to pxe booting and my dad messed up his old laptop that he runs linux on. Problem with the laptop is that you cant boot off a usb drive and the cd drive is broken in it. Thus, we must install opensuse via pxe.

    The only computer in the house that works is mine, which runs windows 7. I downloaded a pxe server called tftpd.

    I have it configured as follows (for testing purposes i have my firewall turned off)
    DHCP SETTINGS:
    IP pool starting address: 192.168.1.2
    Size of pool: 30
    Boot File: pxelinux.0
    WINS/DNS Server: 192.168.1.1
    Default router: 192.168.1.1
    Mask: 255.255.255.0

    TFTP SETTINGS:
    Base Directory: C: \tftboot\
    PXE Compatibility: checked

    GLOBAL SETTINGS
    everything here is checked

    My file structure is as follows:
    C: \tftboot\
    C: \tftboot\initrd (from an opensuse cd)
    C: \tftboot\linux (also from the same opensuse cd)
    C: \tftboot\tftpd32.exe
    C: \tftboot\pxelinux.0 (from a syslinux package i downloaded)
    C: \tftboot\pxelinux.cfg\
    C: \tftboot\pxelinux.cfg\default

    My default file looks like this:

    default install
    prompt 1
    timeout 30

    # Install i386 Linux
    label install
    kernel linux
    append initrd=initrd splash=silent vga=0x314 showopts install=http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/oss/


    When i try to do a pxe boot from the laptop hooked with a wire on the same network, it appears to make a connection with the server. However, i get an error "no bootfile recieved" after a short time. I have looked for well over a couple hours now to figure out how to properly set it up but to no avail. any help would be appreciated

    ty in advance

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    Default Re: need help: tftpd32 pxe server on windows to install opensuse

    Can I suggest you try to use the Network install option for openSUSE rather than debug PXE?
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

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    Default Re: need help: tftpd32 pxe server on windows to install opensuse

    try serva32
    Serva32 / Serva64
    Serva Debian PXE Install
    Serva Ubuntu PXE Install

    these how-to are not exactly what you want but the configuration parameters are the same...

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    Default Re: need help: tftpd32 pxe server on windows to install opensuse

    On 2011-04-01 19:06, T3h Ph0x wrote:

    > but to no avail. any help would be appreciated


    Some docs:

    > http://doc.opensuse.org/products/dra.../cha.inst.html
    > http://doc.opensuse.org/products/dra...st2.source.slp
    > http://doc.opensuse.org/products/dra...source.network
    > http://doc.opensuse.org/products/dra...emoteinst.html


    They are for SLES, but they are the only links I found when I searched for PXE.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: need help: tftpd32 pxe server on windows to install opensuse

    Quote Originally Posted by ppat View Post
    try serva32
    Serva32 / Serva64
    Serva Debian PXE Install
    Serva Ubuntu PXE Install

    these how-to are not exactly what you want but the configuration parameters are the same...
    I also use tftpd32 in windows, and im curious, anyone know if theres an equivalent application for opensuse/linux?
    I know i can install the pxe and dhcp services, configure them, etc. But since i would only use them from time to time to boot other computers by pxe, it feels like an overkill. it would be nice to have a "one button, turn on - turn off" solution like tftpd32, instead of having to run and configure each service.

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    Default Re: need help: tftpd32 pxe server on windows to install opensuse

    Quote Originally Posted by ErnestoRD View Post
    I also use tftpd32 in windows, and im curious, anyone know if theres an equivalent application for opensuse/linux?
    I know i can install the pxe and dhcp services, configure them, etc. But since i would only use them from time to time to boot other computers by pxe, it feels like an overkill. it would be nice to have a "one button, turn on - turn off" solution like tftpd32, instead of having to run and configure each service.
    You write a Bash script to do that. Run script whenever you need it.
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

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