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For a school project I need to create an ubuntu diskless client. I'm using vmware fusion. I've encountered various problems that took me a while to solve, but now I'm at a standstill.

I've been using this guide to help me:

I arrived at the point it was finally loading something :), but then I got a "connection refused" error as you can see in the image below.

this is my dhcp config file allow booting; allow bootp;

subnet netmask {
  option broadcast-address;
  option routers;
  option domain-name-servers;

  filename "/pxelinux.0";

/etc/default/tftpd-hpa file

#Defaults for tftpd-hpa
OPTIONS="-l -s /tftpboot"


I've been searching the web for a solution, but was not able to find a working one. I disable the firewall, so that can't be it. I don't have much experience, so it's hard for me to know where to look.

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closed as off topic by Tom O'Connor, MDMarra, Ward, mgorven, gWaldo May 17 '13 at 17:57

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The tftp bit has worked: the kernel is loaded and attempting to mount the root filesystem. It looks like the NFS server you're trying to mount isn't responding. Check from another client that you can actually mount /nfsroot from your server (assuming you followed the naming convention in the HOWTO).

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