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Re: [opensuse] remote installation
  • From: Mark Misulich <munguanaweza@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 12:42:28 -0400
  • Message-id: <1285692148.6173.32.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 17:41 +0200, Per Jessen wrote:
Mark Misulich wrote:

I have been trying to install the os on two computers that won't boot
from the install dvd. I have been trying to install using tftp and
pxe via lan, but its not working. I think the problem may be that I
don't have the dhcp-server set up correctly on this computer, as the
client computer isn't getting an ip address when it boots with dhcp.

You should be able to determine that from the /var/log/messages where
your dhcp server is running.

Is it possible to help me with setting up the server correctly? I
don't know how to do this, really, so you will have to expect some
replies that might seem kind of dumb until I learn what to do.

Sure, let us know how far you have gotten.

I found this message in /var/log/boot.omsg

Setting up (remotefs) network interfaces:
Setting up service (remotefs) network . . . . . . . . . .done
Starting DHCP server Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Server V3.1.1
Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit
/var/lib/dhcp///etc/dhcpd.conf line 16: expecting numeric value.
Configuration file errors encountered -- exiting

If you did not get this software from, please
get the latest from and install that before
requesting help.

If you did get this software from and have not
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submitting bug reports and requests for help.

Please do not under any circumstances send requests for
help directly to the authors of this software - please
send them to the appropriate mailing list as described in
the README file.


After I installed the dhcp-server program with yast, I also didn't find
a file like /etc/dhcp-server/dhcpd.conf. I did find /etc/dhcp.conf, and
I pasted a sample configuration into it from the tutorial that I was
using. The tutorial didn't go into depth about how to set up the

My lan is my desktop computer connected to my wireless/wired router.
The router is connected to my dsl modem via cable. The laptop computer
that I am trying to install the os on is connected to the router via

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