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2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2013 9:04 AM by 988801 RSS

jumpstart error

988801 Newbie
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Hi Guys,
I was performing jumpstart and I got this message:

"Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet"

Can someone explain to me what is missing?

  • 1. Re: jumpstart error
    tholtorff - oracle Newbie
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    There are several problems on the boot server that might cause the failure:
    - Client MAC address not in ethers database
    - Duplicated entry in ethers database
    # grep client_hostname /etc/ethers
    # grep client_mac_address /etc/ethers
    - incorrect hostname in ethers and hosts database
    - /etc/nsswitch.conf pionts to different files (not ethers and hosts database)
    - in.rarpd daemon is not running
    # ps -ef | grep rarp

    I would start snoop both on server and client and check if RARP packets are detected by snoop:

    On the boot server:
    # snoop client_mac_address

    On the client:
    ok boot net - install

    Kind regards,
  • 2. Re: jumpstart error
    988801 Newbie
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    Thank you very much.


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