RIS can't resolve IP address

steve

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I am trying to boot client machines to receive RIS images using a RIS boot disk. It works fine when I am on the same subnet as the DHCP and RIS servers, but on a different subnet I get the error:

Can't resolve IP address 192.12.1.254

There is a Q article 255952 that sounds similar stating:

SYMPTOMS
When you start a Remote Install Service (RIS) client by using the Remote Install boot disk you created with the Remote Boot Floppy Generator (Rbfg.exe), you may receive the following error message:

Error: Can't resolve IP address address of the DHCP server
Press a key to reboot system.
CAUSE
This problem can occur in either of the following circumstances:

The default gateway (router), defined in the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) lease (option 3) is unavailable.

-or-

The Remote Boot Floppy Generator client is ignoring the subnet mask. This may cause the client to not be able to reach the RIS server when the RIS server is on another subnet in a subnetted environment, or when the RIS server is on the same network in a supernetted environment.

Although I did try this, the difference is their error gives the DHCP server address and mine is giving the address of the default gateway. RIS works fine on all other subnets when using a PXE bootable NIC and not the boot disk.

Any ideas?

Thanks
 

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Here's a dirty trick:

Tap the enter key every second once the first dot after DHCP appears.

DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Each time you tap enter, you reset the timeout value set in the RBFG floppy
to get an IP (and add more dots). If the PC does in fact normally get an
IP, then eventually it should get one with the RIS disk.



"Steve" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:14CCBF41-E578-4ABC-82A9-FB36FCDB7BE8@microsoft.com...
> I am trying to boot client machines to receive RIS images using a RIS boot
disk. It works fine when I am on the same subnet as the DHCP and RIS
servers, but on a different subnet I get the error:
>
> Can't resolve IP address 192.12.1.254
>
> There is a Q article 255952 that sounds similar stating:
>
> SYMPTOMS
> When you start a Remote Install Service (RIS) client by using the Remote
Install boot disk you created with the Remote Boot Floppy Generator
(Rbfg.exe), you may receive the following error message:
>
> Error: Can't resolve IP address address of the DHCP server
> Press a key to reboot system.
> CAUSE
> This problem can occur in either of the following circumstances:
>
> The default gateway (router), defined in the Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol (DHCP) lease (option 3) is unavailable.
>
> -or-
>
> The Remote Boot Floppy Generator client is ignoring the subnet mask. This
may cause the client to not be able to reach the RIS server when the RIS
server is on another subnet in a subnetted environment, or when the RIS
server is on the same network in a supernetted environment.
>
> Although I did try this, the difference is their error gives the DHCP
server address and mine is giving the address of the default gateway. RIS
works fine on all other subnets when using a PXE bootable NIC and not the
boot disk.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks
>