[ solved] Geexbox via PXE. Some machines boot, some not… ?

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  • #8991

    mes mariusz
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    Hello

    According my topic here:
    http://www.elektroda.pl/rtvforum/viewtopic.php?t=2935901

    I have GeexBox im my PXE server introduced using such configuration:

    LABEL geexbox-x86_64
    MENU LABEL GeeXboX
    KERNEL images/geexbox-x86_64/vmlinuz
    INITRD images/geexbox-x86_64/initrd
    APPEND root=/images/geexbox-x86_64/rootfs boot=isolinux netboot=nfs nfsroot=192.168.1.1:/srv/tftp/images/geexbox-x86_64 vga=789 persistent quiet splash loglevel=3

    And on some machines (Notebook HP250) it starts very well (both 32 and 64 bit) and for other machines (VirtualBox or Dell Optiplex GX270) the effect is like below:

    Can’t find valid root filesystem…

    Strange… Some computers are able and some not? And every the same machines?

    Any ideas?

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by  tomlohave. Reason: solved
    #8993

    tomlohave
    Keymaster

    Long time I didn’t test that :p

    can you read this http://www.geexbox.org/forum/topic/failed-to-booting-from-network/#post-1691
    (3 years old … )
    but this part was not so much modified.

    #8994

    mes mariusz
    Participant

    But the most strange is that all machines boots via PEX but only some succesfully. Some machines are working (boot completly) and some they got “can’t find root filesystem” during boot process).

    I will read linked topic, thank you very much for that.

    Best regards
    Mariusz

    #8995

    tomlohave
    Keymaster

    At least, if it can boot , you can try to embbed rootfs in initrd.
    http://www.geexbox.org/forum/topic/geexbox-with-rootfs-inside-initrd/
    read the post, there is a link for a working init file

    #8996

    tomlohave
    Keymaster

    wonder if a problem with some ethernet modules built-in and others not
    Checking …

    #11603

    antony0509
    Participant



    I would like to ask how to modify Geexbox 3.1 from the CD into PXE boot?
    Thank you

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  antony0509.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  antony0509.
    #11607

    tomlohave
    Keymaster

    I’m not sure to understand :
    you want to boot from cd or not ?

    #11608

    antony0509
    Participant

    i want to boot frome pxe

    Because the client side machine upgrade the old version 1.2.4 can not drive the network card

    There have been tested version 3.1 can be used but should be modified to the original pxe mode used

    #11609

    tomlohave
    Keymaster

    Well, version 3.1 is quite old, use our snapshots : http://download.geexbox.org/snapshots/

    then do what is said in documentation : http://www.geexbox.org/geexbox-for-pc-booting-from-network/
    If it doesn’t work, I can maybe test this later in the week, but I need to change my network configuration for that.

    #11610

    antony0509
    Participant

    Ok I will try again if you still do not return and thank you very much

    #11611

    tomlohave
    Keymaster

    I can help, but changing everything on my network …
    Now, if it works with version 3.1, why do not boot from an usb stick ?

    #11612

    antony0509
    Participant

    Originally used to make version 1.2 made pxe environment provided to students to watch the film
    The student’s host does not have a hard drive and a CD player
    Do not support usb boot

    #11613

    antony0509
    Participant

    Just test can be used normally pxe boot
    But would like to ask again
    How do I get clinet-side boot automatically into Chinese?

    #11614

    tomlohave
    Keymaster

    It should be supported by kodi. You can change your regional settings
    see http://kodi.wiki/view/Add-on:Chinese_(Simple)

    #11615

    antony0509
    Participant

    Has just been modified there are traditional Chinese very grateful
    But in the end there is a problem because the start with pxe so re-boot settings will be restored
    How can I save the modified environment will not be re-boot after all the time again

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