We have several teaching labs full of computers that we’ve been using Fog with for many years (thanks!), but we recently got a batch of Dell Optiplex 9030 computers, and they’re refusing to pxe boot. They hang right after:
We’ve been using undionly.kpxe for the machines, but I’ve tried switching to ipxe.kpxe and intel.kpxe with the same results. I’ve also tried downloading the latest versions of these, but it still didn’t work.
I notice that the screen flashes momentarily after init.xz, as though it’s trying to do something else, but nothing ever happens. The only log entries I see on the server look like this:
Jun 28 13:28:38 mrwizard-apn dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for 192.168.104.56 (192.168.104.
2) from 74:e6:e2:e1:ab:1f via eth1
Jun 28 13:28:38 mrwizard-apn dhcpd: DHCPACK on 192.168.104.56 to 74:e6:e2:e1:ab:
1f via eth1
Jun 28 13:28:38 mrwizard-apn in.tftpd: Error code 0: TFTP Aborted
Jun 28 13:28:38 mrwizard-apn in.tftpd: Client 192.168.104.56 finished intel.kpxe
Notice the “TFTP Aborted” message. I’ve tried fiddling with the tftp block size, but that doesn’t seem to have any affect either.
I’d appreciate any advice anyone has to offer.
I tried booting 64-bit tiny core linux from a USB stick on this computer, and it also hangs. In this case, it stops after “Can’t find IRQ for PCI INT A; probably buggy MP table”.