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Setup the DHCP service

A.1. Setup the DHCP service

As for the UNIX/Linux based approach (discussed in Section 4.3), you need to collect some information and data before setting everything up. First of all, you need the MAC address of your PA-RISC box. Please check rboot preparation for details. You are going to need a lifimage file. Please read Section 4.3.1.

Then, you have to enable DHCP service on your Windows™ box. You can do that by going into the Control Panel, open Add/Remove Programs, select Windows Components and finally Networking Services. There, enable Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

You need to configure the DHCP service now. Launch the DHCP admin tool by going into the Control Panel, open Admin Tools and select DHCP.

  • Expand the server tree.

  • Right click on Reservations->New Reservation...

  • In Reservation name, put the workstation's host name. Enter an unused IP address. Enter the PA-RISC box' MAC address (no delimiters, just the hex number). Select Both for whether it should be bootp or dhcp. Click Ok to close this window.

  • Look for your newly created reservation at the bottom of the list under Reservations and click it.

  • Right click on Configure Options...

  • It should have inherited your server's default options, so we won't cover setting router, dns, wins and lease length.

  • Scroll down the list of options to 066: Boot Server Host Name. Check the box next to option 066. Enter your tftp server's ip address, because IPL can't resolve hostnames.

  • Check option 067: Bootfile Name and enter the name of the lifimage. Generally, lifimage is a good choice here.

  • Click Ok and your dhcp server is ready!