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I'm currently trying to boot an IBM Netvista thin client 2200 from a windows boot server. Yes, I know, windows but unfortunately the server is running win 2003 server and ...
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    boot linux2200 from windows boot server


    I'm currently trying to boot an IBM Netvista thin client 2200 from a windows boot server. Yes, I know, windows but unfortunately the server is running win 2003 server and the program I want to acces remotely is a VB program.
    I managed to boot linux2200 from a CF card but I prefer booting all the clients from the server.
    I use Solar Winds TFTP server in windows. The client grabs all the files from the server correctly and starts to boot but than it fails.

    this is what I get at the end:

    Portmap: server 10.79.1.34 not responding, timed out
    Root-NFS: Unable to het nfsd portnumber from server, using default
    Mount: server 10.79.1.34 no responding, timed out
    Root-NFS: server returned error -5 while mounting \2200
    UFS: Unable to mount FS via NFS, trying floppy
    UFS: cannot open root device "nfs" on 02:00
    Please append a correct "root=" boot option
    Kernel Panic: UFS unable to mount root fs on 02:00

    If I understand this correctly, this linux is configured to boot from al local disk / CF. Is there a way to get this to work from a server?

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    I think the problem is windows related. Your nfs boot is looking for nfs services which aren't provided by windows.

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