Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I want to install Clonezilla-Server(192.168.1.100) in a network that already have a DHCP Server (dd-wrt with dnsmasq - 192.168.1.1). I've installed Clonezilla-SE on ubuntu Server 10.10, once installed and configured Clonezilla Server i've removed the DHCP-Server and set pxe server address in dnsmasq configuration on DHCP Server :

dhcp-boot=pxelinux.0,,192.168.1.100

When i try to start from PXE a Computer in the network clonezilla start, but give me an error that the ipddress of the machine is not given by the clonezilla server and can't continue ... Someone has already tried to configure Clonezilla-SE in a similar enviroment?

Is there some configuration on DRBL server of Clonezilla that i need to do ?

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

To make the netboot image accept any dhcp, run this command on the DRBL server: /opt/drbl/sbin/mknic-nbi -c n

The caveat is that DRBL clients may fall back to assuming that the NFS shares are on the gateway address given out by DHCP. In a nutshell, DRBL assumes that your netmask is 255.255.255.0 and falls back otherwise. You can change this assumption by editing the client init script directly.

share|improve this answer

You need to set the 'name' of your DHCP server to what clonezilla expects. I believe this defaults to 'drbl'. There may be a way to change what name it expects, but I've found the clonezilla documentation somewhat lacking.

share|improve this answer

Use your regular DHCP and replace the DHCP server included with DRBL (isc-dhcp-server) with dnsmasq (includes proxyDHCP mode).

dnsmasq can be configured as proxyDHCP. A proxyDHCP only provides the PXE related DHCP info to booting PXE clients (NBP and the IP of the TFTP server hosting it) while the regular (non-pxe) DHCP server will provide IP addresses and related info as usual. This way you can make both, the service provided by your already in place DHCP, and your PXE server, coexist together w/o interfering each other

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.