NetInstall: blinking globe followed by local boot

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by zaksfifthave, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. zaksfifthave macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I'm pulling my hair out here trying to get a fleet of 13'' MB and MBPs to load an install DVD image over the network. I've tried holding N while booting, Option followed by N, and even selecting the image under "startup disk" in System Prefs.

    I'm running Snow Leopard Server 10.6.4.

    An Airport Extreme is taking care of DHCP leases....could this be the problem; not having the server itself managing IPs?

    Here's the log I'm seeing in Server Admin:

    Sep 8 11:44:41 server bootpd[24213]: server starting
    Sep 8 11:44:41 server bootpd[24213]: server name server.test.lan
    Sep 8 11:44:41 server bootpd[24213]: interface en0: ip 10.0.33.2 mask 255.255.255.0
    Sep 8 11:44:41 server bootpd[24213]: bsdpd: re-reading configuration
    Sep 8 11:44:41 server bootpd[24213]: bsdpd: shadow file size will be set to 48 megabytes
    Sep 8 11:44:41 server bootpd[24213]: bsdpd: age time 00:15:00
    Sep 8 11:44:41 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000020 seconds
    Sep 8 11:44:42 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000023 seconds
    Sep 8 11:44:44 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000024 seconds
    Sep 8 11:44:48 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000010 seconds
    Sep 8 11:44:52: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Sep 8 11:44:52 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000011 seconds
    Sep 8 11:44:57 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000010 seconds
    Sep 8 11:44:58 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000021 seconds
    Sep 8 11:45:51 server bootpd[24213]: BSDP INFORM [en0] 1,0:25:4b:c9:1c:12 NetBoot001 arch=i386 sysid=MacBookPro5,5
    Sep 8 11:45:51 server bootpd[24213]: NetBoot: [1,0:25:4b:c9:1c:12] BSDP ACK
    • sent 10.0.33.8 pktsize 316
      Sep 8 11:45:51 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000329 seconds
      Sep 8 11:45:54 server bootpd[24213]: BSDP INFORM [en0] 1,0:25:4b:c9:1c:12 NetBoot001 arch=i386 sysid=MacBookPro5,5
      Sep 8 11:45:54 server bootpd[24213]: NetBoot: [1,0:25:4b:c9:1c:12] BSDP ACK
      • sent 10.0.33.8 pktsize 316
        Sep 8 11:45:54 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000316 seconds
        Sep 8 11:45:58 server bootpd[24213]: BSDP INFORM [en0] 1,0:25:4b:c9:1c:12 NetBoot001 arch=i386 sysid=MacBookPro5,5
        Sep 8 11:45:58 server bootpd[24213]: NetBoot: [1,0:25:4b:c9:1c:12] BSDP ACK
        • sent 10.0.33.8 pktsize 316
          Sep 8 11:45:58 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000300 seconds
          Sep 8 11:46:07 server bootpd[24213]: BSDP INFORM [en0] 1,0:25:4b:c9:1c:12 NetBoot001 arch=i386 sysid=MacBookPro5,5
          Sep 8 11:46:07 server bootpd[24213]: NetBoot: [1,0:25:4b:c9:1c:12] BSDP ACK
          • sent 10.0.33.8 pktsize 316
            Sep 8 11:46:07 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000298 seconds
            Sep 8 11:46:08 server bootpd[24213]: BSDP INFORM [en0] 1,0:25:4b:c9:1c:12 NetBoot001 arch=i386 sysid=MacBookPro5,5
            Sep 8 11:46:08 server bootpd[24213]: replyfile /private/tftpboot/NetBoot/NetBootSP0/NetInstall Snow Leopard DVD.nbi/i386/booter
            Sep 8 11:46:08 server bootpd[24213]: NetBoot: [1,0:25:4b:c9:1c:12] BSDP ACK[SELECT] sent 10.0.33.8 pktsize 397
            Sep 8 11:46:08 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.036294 seconds
            Sep 8 11:46:59 server bootpd[24213]: BSDP DISCOVER [en0] 1,0:25:4b:c9:1c:12 NetBoot001 arch=i386 sysid=MacBookPro5,5
            Sep 8 11:46:59 server bootpd[24213]: replyfile /private/tftpboot/NetBoot/NetBootSP0/NetInstall Snow Leopard DVD.nbi/i386/booter
            Sep 8 11:46:59 server bootpd[24213]: replying to 0.0.0.0
            Sep 8 11:46:59 server bootpd[24213]: BSDP OFFER sent [1,0:25:4b:c9:1c:12] pktsize 394
            Sep 8 11:46:59 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.001438 seconds
            Sep 8 11:47:01 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000031 seconds
            Sep 8 11:47:02 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000020 seconds
            Sep 8 11:47:03 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000013 seconds
            Sep 8 11:47:05 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000014 seconds
            Sep 8 11:47:10 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000013 seconds
            Sep 8 11:47:18 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000013 seconds
            Sep 8 11:47:35 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000009 seconds
            Sep 8 11:47:36 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000013 seconds
            Sep 8 11:47:38 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000012 seconds
            Sep 8 11:47:42 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000014 seconds
            Sep 8 11:48:14: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
            Sep 8 11:48:22 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000029 seconds
            Sep 8 11:48:30: --- last message repeated 2 times ---
            Sep 8 11:48:30 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000012 seconds
            Sep 8 11:48:31 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000013 seconds
            Sep 8 11:48:39: --- last message repeated 2 times ---
            Sep 8 11:48:39 server bootpd[24213]: service time 0.000029 seconds


          • Any ideas?
     
  2. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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    Location:
    Seattle
    #2
    From the looks of it, the clients are getting the path to the booter file but aren't actually grabbing it. Alternatively, where the log trails off is where the client goes for a DHCP request. It should not be an issue that the OS X Server is not also the DHCP server.

    To test that the booter can be grabbed, try this:

    Code:
    tftp 10.0.33.2
    If you can connect try:
    Code:
    get NetBoot/NetBootSP0/NetInstall Snow Leopard DVD.nbi/i386/booter
    If you can connect and grab the file, I would look at the logs of your DHCP server.
     

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