[eepro100] PXE/DHCP using Intel Pro/100 VE

Traylen, SM (Steve) S.M.Traylen@rl.ac.uk
Thu Nov 7 16:23:44 2002

>On Thu, 7 Nov 2002, Marti wrote:

>> I'm having difficulty getting some Gateway machines with integrated
>> Pro/100 VEs to boot using PXE. They'll boot fine, fine pxelinux, and
>> load the kernel, recognizing the ethernet card, but will not make any
>> attempts (as far as I can determine from the console output) to
>> autonegotiate DHCP.

>Do you mean "second phase DHCP", where they send a new request to the
>DHCP server asking for what NFS file system to mount?

>> The kernel then stops, waiting for a root
>> filesystem. Based on resources I've come up with from this and other
>> lists' archives, I've tried:


Does the kernel have dhcp autoconfiguration either compiled in or
loaded from and initrd?

Also I always add ip=dhcp as option to the kernel 

Steve Traylen.