Setting up and configuring tftp
Posted on 2005-03-22
I'm running SuSE 9.1. I've installed all packages. What I want to do, is this must be the server on my home network, I already have samba and dhcp set up, and working 100%. My next step, is to have a diskless workstation boot from the server, and have access to the smb shares in order to play music. My diskless machine is a P1, with 64MB ram, CMI8738 sound card, and intel pro/100 lan card (with PXE).
I have followed the steps in the linux diskless HOWTO, with very little success. I have a kernel for the workstation, and I've built its directory structure, but my problem lies with tftp. On my system, tftp runs with xinetd, when I try to boot my workstation (while I have tail -f /var/log/messages running) I get the message, cannot set groups for user nobody. I've checked my user configs, the user nobody is linked to the group nobody, and it is set like that in the tftp config file. If I change the tftp user to root.root, then it also fails, with the error too many packages.
TFTP is a TRIVIAL protocol, and I could not find much information about its configuration or error messages on the net. I have been busy with this for the past 4 days, PLEEEEEEAAAASEE help me.