On Mon, 3 Jan 2000, David Gilbert wrote: > >>>>> "Gerald" == Gerald Abshez <email@example.com> writes: > Gerald> On Fri, 31 Dec 1999, David Gilbert wrote: > > Gerald> I've got a kernel that I've used to netboot FreeBSD with off > Gerald> of 3c509 cards. After many struggles (thanks Ken) I managed to > Gerald> get a boot image built and get a floppy going. Using the > Gerald> before mentioned kernel, I see it pulled down and begin > Gerald> booting... and then it panics when it tries to mount root. > > I would like to get a copy of your floppy. Right now, I've been using > FreeBSD-3.4-STABLE and FreeBSD-4.0-CURRENT floppies with the kernel on > them after the frustration of trying to get the more elegant etherboot > solution to work. No problem, although I don't want to attach something that big to a message. Would you prefer private e-mail or do you have another suggestion? > man netboot has this advice: > > .default:\ > :sm=255.255.255.0:\ > :gw=your.gateway.ip:\ > :hn:ht=ether:vm=rfc1048:\ > :rp="rootfs.ip:/rootfs/path":\ > :T128="swapfs.ip:/swapfs/path":\ > :T129=swapsize:\ > :T130="root,mount,options":\ > :T131="swap,mount,options":\ > :ra=255.255.255.255: > client01:bf="kernel.300":ha=00400530d6d9:tc=.default: > client02:bf="kernel.280":ha=00400530d6d3:tc=.default: > > ... if you're using isc-dhcpd, you'll be saying optinon-130 = > "/export/root1"; or somesuch. Well, I figured it was a kernel problem, so I tried to rebuild my kernel. This is circa 2.2.X, and I couldn't seem to get it going. :-( I then moved along to a more current 3.X kernel, built (seemingly) with all the proper options, including ELF. Etherboot works great, and I still end up with a panic mounting root. I managed to weed my way through some of the errors, but haven't gotten a clean boot yet. FWIW, "swapsize" above is expected to be a 4 byte quantity (but I'm not sure what it's units are, or what base it's in). I'm just trying to sort out a swap problem now. Gerald. =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Gerald Abshez <firstname.lastname@example.org> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to email@example.com. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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