[Udpcast] deactivate bootp?

Alain Knaff alain at knaff.lu
Sun Dec 30 02:22:50 CET 2007


Jens Breuer wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> I had a quick look at Markus' problem yesterday.
> 
> The hardware we use contains two ethernet cards. One that is listed in
> BIOS and can be configured for PXE-Boot (runs fine with the e100
> driver) and one that can't be used for PXE.
> We only connect the PXE capable card to our network.
> 
> As it turned out, the card that can't be used for PXE is detected as
> eth0 and the other one is detected as eth1.
> It seems that the initrd that is built with cast-o-matic as well as
> the initrd that is built with the command line builder uses eth0 as
> the standard network interface which leads to the phenomenon that has
> been described by Markus.
> 
> So the question seems to be clear at the moment:
> How can we configure the initrd to use eth1 as the standard network interface?
> 
> For starters it would be sufficient to have a quick hack on how to set
> this for the initrd. On the other hand it would probably be a nice
> feature to be able to set the network interface that will be used via
> some dropdown menu in cast-o-matic as well as via some command line
> switch for the command line tool.
> 
> Hopefully someone can shed some light on this issue.
> I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
> 
> Kind regards,
> Jens

I've aded probing of multiple interfaces in the new version (20071228). 
Now, the boot system tries all network interfaces (except loopback) 
until it finds one where it can get an address via DHCP.

Regards,

Alain



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