I'm having the strangest behavior with NetBoot ...
What I'm trying to do is to have a test iMac to boot using NetBoot and then via Macintosh Manager (?) have it retrieve it's Home directory.
The test LAN here is a G4 with OS X Server 10.2.2, running DHCP, NetBoot and Macintosh Manager services. (IP: 192.168.3.1)
The test subject is a slot-loading 350 iMac. (IP Assigned via DHCP from the G4)
And an iBook that I use as the router (NATd) and to do all the KBase browsing
DHCP Server is running fine (I think), because the iMac get's the IP assigned with no problems. It's subnet its configured from 192.168.3.11-253
NetBoot I believe is running fine too becaus it recognizes the OS 9 Image that I installed with the included CD.
The odd behavior is that when I try to boot the iMac via the 'N' method, it never boots. When I try it via the System Preferences>Startup Disk method, it recognizes the image, yet it wont boot either.
And to add to it, when I go to Server status it shows the iMac as a client for both DHCP and Netboot.
Now, I know it's not a firmware or hardware issue, because I have managed the iMac (and an iBook) to boot from the G4 with no problems, the problem is that the HDD that contained that install of OS X Server crashed so there go all the config files. I did a fresh install and now it won't work.
Any ideas ?