I have a Debian Stable system running the atftpd program. The tftpd-hpa would not install without errors so I am trying to use a different tftp server. This atftp program likes for the default location to be at /srv/tftp and erpxe suggests it at /tftpboot. No problem so far as I symlinked the root of /tftpboot to /srv/tftp. It does load the program and I can navigate the erpxe menu. I might add that the atftp server works fine with other pxe boots, just not this erpxe.
I went through the installation and configuration of erpxe and all went fine except for the command "smbpasswd -a erpxe" which threw out an error. I don't think this is critical, for now, so I will move on. Everything seems fine except that I am unsure where to put this information: "-m /tftpboot/er.remap -vvvvv -s". I added it to the /etc/default/atftp.conf file as -
OPTIONS="--tftpd-timeout 300 --retry-timeout 5 --mcast-port 1758 --mcast-addr 126.96.36.199-255 --mcast-ttl 1 --maxthread 100 --verbose=5 -m /tftpboot/er.remap"
I had to drop the -s flag as the service would not start with it added. This does not seem to help any. I also added it to the /etc/init.d script on the "Options" line as "-m /tftpboot/er.remap -vvvvv -s". This does not help any either. I am unsure about this. Is there a proper way that you suggest do add it?
My creation of the hirensminixp.iso file was attempted three times with the hex editing done at least 4 times. I am pretty sure that I have got this right, but then, maybe not. I checked my /var/log/daemon file and I get this message:
Jul 25 22:56:29 server atftpd: Serving er/plugins/ubuntutrinux.menu to 192.168.x.xxx:49347
Jul 25 22:56:32 server atftpd: Serving er/plugins/hirensminixp/startrom.0 to 192.168.x.xxx:49421
Jul 25 22:56:32 server atftpd: Serving WIN\H to 192.168.x.xxx:2072
The error log stops here.
I don't know which direction to take from here. I may have picked a more advanced plugin to use as my first try with erpxe, but it is one that I would use often so I tried it. Any suggestions?
Update: I just tried a easier plugin, the partedmagic plugin. It too will not download, but i get no error message in the log. The last line in the log file says:
Jul 26 10:12:17 server atftpd: Serving er/plugins/partedmagic/i386/bzimage to 192.168.x.xxx:49429
Jul 26 10:12:24 server atftpd: Serving er/menu/skin/menu.png to 192.168.x.xxx:49430
and then the log stops. I can browse the erpxe menu including the PMagic menu entry, and then once selected, nothing happens.
I am missing something somewhere, but I can't find it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.