DHCP failing with Loader

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DHCP failing with Loader

Post by clpalmer » Mon May 14, 2007 7:19 pm

Been ages since I've done this, but I got a second xbox and I'm trying to get gentoox up and running on it. Bought it softmodded running avalaunch so after awhile I figured out how to get 007 mini-tux to boot so I could flash the gentoox loader. So far so good. Unfortunately it's an older tompson drive so it doesn't read my CDR's for shizzle.

Got a couple of things to try. Gonna burn a DVD with resctoox and hopefully that'll boot as the thompson's are supposed to read DVDR better than CDR.

The other option is to do a web/net boot. The issue there is that loader seems to fail DHCP and be un-reachable when it says it assigns a static IP. Not sure if it's set to respond to pings or not, but I can't ping it at 1.13 either. Not sure why it fails DHCP as the router is set up fine and avalaunch/evox/xbmc/etc all get DHCP addy's no problem. The DHCP network is set to 192.168.1.100-1.199 with 255.255.255.0 subnet.

Any idea why it would fail in loader or what I can do from that point?

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Post by clpalmer » Mon May 14, 2007 7:20 pm

Also, is the steps in webboothack.txt still valid? Not sure how old that txt file is or if it's still good for the newest loader.

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Post by clpalmer » Mon May 14, 2007 7:23 pm

Hrm, just looked at the steps again and they don't seem to load a root fs. Is netboot gonna work for me if I want to do FTP install? Or do I really need to get it to boot from the CD?

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Post by clpalmer » Thu May 17, 2007 9:50 pm

Got a burnt DVD to work, can ignore this thread.

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