RIS client asking for bizarre file
Posted 22 September 2009 - 03:24 PM
I've tried this with about 10 different clients with a variety of network adapters.
I've tried two different CD (factory pressed) for the install files, a Volume and OEM disk.
From the log, these are the files being served:
I looked at the IP packets and I see that the client actually does a tftp read request for the above bizarre file name, then the server responds cannot find file (obviously)
It is consistently the same error, so it is not some random corruption.
It's running a Intel Gigabit NIC (82572EI) Also using a 8 port Gigabit Netgear unmanaged switch.
Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:01 PM
The only thing I've been able to find out about this are your posts in various places
I am running the server side of things on Ubuntu Jaunty x64. I've followed various tutorials regarding Open Source RIS, but always end up with the same weird TFTP file request which obviously fails.
My XP is Spanish but I will try later with English version and even on Ubuntu x32 just to see.
I double checked that the winnt.sif file wasn't unicode so it isn't that.
Can I ask exactly what you are using and if you've made any progress?
Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:18 PM
Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:32 PM
PXE / DHCP / TFTP works for other stuff such as GPartedLive, Memcheck, Ubuntu install.
This is my first attempt at doing any PXE stuff with Windows, and I would really like to keep the RIS side on Linux if I can.
I am guessing that the crazy file request is not the actual issue - perhaps something goes wrong before that, or something is not received correctly, and the PXE client side doesn't handle it very well and falls through or something and tries to get this garbage file.
Always the same filename, exactly the same filename as the original poster - before we even get out of the initial TFTP requests and without any attempt to speak to the Python RIS server.
Happens with real machines, happens with VM's too.
Thanks, and I hope you can help.
This post has been edited by jim-e: 28 September 2009 - 10:33 PM
Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:12 PM