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newbie000:
Hi all,

I was trying to do PXE boot of tiny core linux image, the size is about 90 MB (Core + GUI packages + configuration). During the PXE boot, the client PC got an IP from DHCP but after that the image cannot be loaded with message:

TFTP
ARP time out...

I've checked with ps aux command that the tftp service is running..

Anyone got idea?

    [EDIT]: Corrected typo in subject line. Changed ARM to ARP.    Rich

curaga:
Is there a firewall or some other device blocking ARP?

newbie000:
Hi Curaga,

There is not, i used to do the PXE boot successfully in the same way, i only changed the standard core.gz file with the one with GUI packages. I increased the timeout seconds (default is 300) on file /pxelinux.cfg/default to higher value but no success.

TC as terminal server is on the same vlan with the one to booted from PXE, attached to the same switch.

terminal server: 192.168.10.114
Range for PXE boot : 192.168.10.200 - 210
Gateway : 192.168.10.1
DNS : 192.168.10.41

During PXE boot, the client got 192.168.10.200 ip and then ARP time out.

Is this related to network issue instead of the modified core.gz file?

Thanks.

curaga:
Did the client start downloading the initrd? It could be that there's some timeout in tftp, and having the initrd too big (=slow transfer) triggers it? Just my guess.

edit: Also, what messages do you see from the server?

newbie000:
Hi there,

That's the thing, no message on the server terminal. The initrd hasn't been loaded, the message on client screen is as follow:

TFTP
ARP time out
TFTP couldn't open connection.

And it stops there...

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