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Re: Newbie Question, Please help

To: Robert Rusek <>
Subject: Re: Newbie Question, Please help
From: Chris Ruvolo <>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 14:46:48 -0400
In-reply-to: <002e01c0ee0c$1572fed0$031010ac@rjrtower>
Mail-followup-to: Robert Rusek <>,
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On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 03:08:42PM -0700, Robert Rusek wrote:
> It gets the address then claims it is sending the vmlinux file via tftp.
> On the SGI it just times out.
> Any advice, pointers, etc would be greatly appreciated.

From the HOWTO (

7.6 My machine doesn't download the kernel when I try to netboot

Your machine is replying to the BOOTP packets (you may verify this using a
packet sniffer like tcpdump or ethereal), but doesn't download the kernel
from your BOOTP server. This happens if your boot server is running a kernel
of the 2.3 series or higher. The problem may be circumvented by doing a
"echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_no_pmtu_disc" as root on your boot server.

Good luck.

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