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Netinstall stalling

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:24 pm
by bridgh20
I searched the previous posts and tried all their suggestions. But hanging up at Waiting for Drivers.

I burned the 3.14 ISO to a thumb drive. The computer boots to the USB first.

I started Netinstall on another computer on the same subnet. Gave the client computer in Netinstall Net booting configuration an available IP on the same subnet.

Watching the client computer start up I see it acquire the IP i assigned it in the Netinstall Net booting setup. All the 3.14 npk files are in the same directory as the Netinstall program and on the USB drive as well.

It just seems to freeze up at Waiting for drivers.... I have waited about 45 minutes.

All firewalls are off on the Netinstall machine.

Any thoughts that may be different than what all I have already attempted?

Thanks for looking

Re: Netinstall stalling

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:45 am
by normis
wait, iSO? why iso? ISO is for CD only.

To use Netinstall you have to do this:

1. Run Netinstall app on windows
2. Set the installation target to be your USB drive (which at that point is also attached to the same windows PC)
3. After Netinstall copies all files, unplug the USB and move to the Router
4. Boot from that USB to complete the installation

Re: Netinstall stalling

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:41 pm
by bridgh20
Thank you for responding. We were able to locate another computer, install the target drive and boot from the cd. Once the hard drive was formatted and the 3.14 OS was installed we moved the hard drive back to the computer we will be using as the router.

Turned the unit on but no DHCP and a few other packages. FTPd the full version into the file system and rebooted.


FYI, your recommendation to use Netinstall does not match up with the manual we were desperately trying to follow. ... nstall.php

But thank you for the solution. We will be sure to try it in the future if we are stalled again.

Re: Netinstall stalling

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:54 pm
by normis
The manual above is for:

1. Routerboards
2. PCs with Floppy boot

We are working on a new manual

Re: Netinstall stalling

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:04 pm
by bridgh20
Good idea for a new manual! Sometimes confusing.

Thank you again for responding.