Thanks for the answer, but I don't really understand why the platform should matter? The BOOTP protocol is supposedly not platform specific, which is why I attempted to use it anyway, hoping that the mentioning of i386 was just to cover oneself. Why is the test for that magic number necessary and what is it used for? Thank you very much, Peter --- Gero Kuhlmann [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] on Sunday, July 14, 2002 4:02 PM wrote: Hello, PLR@tt.dk ("Peter Leif Rasmussen (PLR)") wrote in E8F83D6D2A6AD3118E0300902786A20502499207@NTEX:">news:E8F83D6D2A6AD3118E0300902786A20502499207@NTEX: > I downloaded and read about using netboot ("mknbi-linux Version 0.9.4 > (netboot)") attempting to boot up some PPC based boards running Motorola > HALinux from a Linux workstation running RH7.3. > [...] > mknbi-linux: could not find magic number in kernel boot sector As it says in the netboot documentation, netboot is intended to boot i386-based computers. You can't use it to boot PPC systems. mknbi-linux looks for a signature string only found in an i386 Linux kernel, and refuses to use anything else. gero. =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: "Peter Leif Rasmussen (PLR)" <PLR@tt.dk> 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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