[mythtv-users] [OT] Diskless front end (using PXE) - Fedora Core?

Mudit Wahal mwahal at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 17:24:11 EDT 2005

Interestingly, when I was trying to run myth frontend on haupagge MVP,
I didn't disable DHCP on the router. So, I had DHCP enabled in my
server and in the router (dlink 614+).
For whatever reason, the myth backend server was always responding to
the MVP's dhcp request !

On 7/7/05, Brian Webb <webbbn at gmail.com> wrote:
> No need to ditch your router.  You just have to turn off dhcp on the
> router and run dhcpd on your server.  I think system-config-netboot
> sets everything up except for the dhcpd.conf entry, which should look
> something like:
>         host media {
>             hardware ethernet aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff;
>             next-server;
>             fixed-address;
>             filename "linux-install/pxelinux.0";
>         }
> This tells the client to use IP address and to pull the
> file linux-install/pxelinux.0 from the tftp directory on
> > Does anyone know if it's possible to set up a hardware router (Linksys
> > BEFSR41) to interact correctly with PXE and direct the diskless client
> > in the right direction for downloading the boot files?  I know I can do
> > it using dhcpd, but I'd prefer to keep using my Linksys router instead
> > of using routing software on the computer.  This is mainly due to the
> > fact that I'm pretty clueless with networking and don't feel like
> > learning.
> --
> Brian Webb
> webbbn at gmail.com
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