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Booting laptop from tftp server with PXE - SuSE 9.0
  • From: Andre Truter <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 23:03:29 +0200
  • Message-id: <20040507230329.1b70fd0c.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I have a Compaq Armada M300 laptop, but without a floppy or CD-ROM drive.

So, the only way to install SuSE on it is to boot off a TFTP server and install over NFS. Right?

OK, I found an article in the SDB that explains how to do it with SLES 8 or SuSE 8.1/8.2
(http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2003/06/tsieden_pxe-install.html)

I followed the instructions and the notebook boots and gives me the menu of options.

I tried the normal 'linux', as well as the 'failsafe' and 'noacpi' options, but the result is the same:

The kernel loads, but then it fails on the ramdisk.
The following messages are displayed:

Loading linux...............................
Loading initrd...
Boot failed: press a key to retry, or wait for reset...

I use the initrd from CD1/boot/loader

Are there another one I should use?

What could the problem be?

Thanks


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