Some basics: I'm running a 2008 XServe with 10.5.8 ULC. It has an SAS controller, driving many devices, plus a Fibre card, driving an XRAID (that is also giving me headaches). Via a Cisco switch, it is networked to an XServe G5, also running 10.5, and a Windows Enterprise system, with a Linux system planned. For a good while, I had zero netboot problems. After accidentally damaging the filesystem on my primary boot drive, which is a paid of 1TB SATA drives configured as RAID1, when i load the Netboot prefs pane in Server Admin, the display shows no Ethernet (or other) ports, and no drives. That is, no checkboxes at all. Just empty, grey fields where they belong. The checkboxes aren't greyed out: They aren't there! I checked for any similar problem on a variety of websites, including ADE, to no avail. At first,I thought it may be a permissions problem, so I repaired disc permissions. No success. Then, i thought it might be a corrupted config file, as I ran into issues with FTPd doing odd things when it became corrupted. No help there either. next, I tried rolling back one version from a DMG (I do very frequent backups). That didn't help, so I moved back another version, where I know it was working. Nothing changed. Next, i went back to the original boot drive, which has issues, as I tried to merge some stuff and screwed it up. I never use it, but it still boots and runs services. Even so, the Netboot pane shows no interfaces! I said, 'Alright, maybe it's a PRAM problem', so i did a triple PRAM flash, then tried the drives, oldest to newest. No change... I enabled Netboot on the XServeG5, and *it* does show the Ethernet (and FW) interfaces, and the only drive in the system,a lame 80GB paid of SATA drives, again as RAID1. (The G5 Netboot works.) Nothing that I do seems to restore Netboot on the Intel XServe. When I load the Netboot pane, again, the normal checkboxes for enabling interfaces do not exist, and the drive selection and disc image selections are not there. it's just blank. After this, I connected the second Ethernet port (en1) to the switch, and still nothing. At that, I stopped and had some whiskey and Xanax... My questions are as follows: Has anyone else ever encountered anything like this? What could be causing it? Can I manually configure the Netboot service, and then run it somehow (in terminal, or elsewhere)? Can anyone provide a solution/fix? Do I somehow need to reset the eth0 interface, if there is even a way to do this? Is there a reset beyond a PRAM zap to try? I can't imagine at this point why it is happening... Another Netboot question: How can I fool Netboot into serving earlier OSX versions,and can I make it serve Linux LiveCDs? Both are part of my long-term plan, and if the included Netboot client won't suffice, if anyone can suggest a third-party method to offer Netboot OSX and Linux images, that would be fantastic. Finally, although off-topic, the XRAID shows under RAID Admin, and I set up a RAID5 config there, however, despite numerous reboots, I can't view that in Disk Utility to format it and attach it to the system. Am i supposed to use Disk utility to do this, as there seems to be no service in RAID Admin to format the RAID5 and mount it. Again, this is on 10.5.8, which I need for PPC compatibility, and Classic compatibility on the XServe G5. I have another XServe G5 to add to the clustre, and a Linux system to add when I finish going insane. Somewhat unimportant specs on the machine with the problem: System: XServe Intel (2008) Model Ident: Xserve 2,1 CPU: Quad-Core 2.8GHz RAM: 10GB OS: OSX Server 10.5.8 Unlimited Client (Genuine License, not pirated) Running Services: VNC (Enterprise,fully licensed), LittleSnitch (fully-licensed), MacPorts (not working, need to build via a make file?) PCIe: RocketRaid 2722+ EJ240 PCIX: Apple FC Card Expansion:12-Bay enclosure;1x RAID-10(24GB=12GB);XRAID,7x50GB drives, ttotal 3.5TB,set as RAID5 at around 2.5TB. FW/SATA Bridgeboard from CalOptic; not fully configured. 5:1 SATA-RAID Bridgeboard from CalOptic; not fully configured. HP LTO4d rive; working, but not attached at present. FW800 Hotbay w/1TBdrive No special services yet. DHCP handled by router/NAT (DD-WRT) OSX DHCP Service Disabled AFP, SMB and NFS Enabled OpenDirectory (Master) /Users still on boot drive; migration to follow. eth0 verified working FW Verified working eth1 enabled, but not verified; I just connected it. Remote (WAN/Internet) VNC access possible if needed. If you need any other info to help, please ask. Thank you for your time. P.S. I did Netboot testing w/o the G5 system on the network, with no change. I can use the G5 as a secondary NB server while this is down,,but I want to fix this problem. Thank you all in advance. P.S. I will give SSH and VNC access to trusted members on the forums if that would help to fix this.