[ipxe-devel] trouble booting CentOS from Netapp iSCSI LUN

Scott Classen sclassen at lbl.gov
Wed Mar 2 22:46:54 UTC 2011


I've successfully installed CentOS 5.5 to a 10GB iSCSI LUN hosted on
my Netapp from my linux machine (samos)

I am now trying to get my diskless computer to boot from the iSCSI LUN.

the relevent portion of my dhcp.conf file appears thusly (with some
details obscured):

        host samos {
                hardware ethernet 00:25:90:99:99:99;
                if exists user-class and option user-class = "iPXE" {
                        filename "";
                        option root-path
                } else {
                        filename "/undionly.kpxe";

I've set the BIOS to boot from the onboard intel NIC, and I see teh
regular PXE boot then it gets chainloded into iPXE and then I see this
horribly non informative error.

some iPXE boot messages and info about dhcp and net0

Root path: iscsi:
Could not open SAN device: No such device (http://ipxe.org/2c0d603b)
no more network devices

any ideas why it's trying to open some device at http://ipxe.org ???


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