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Re: More ammunition ... was Re: Making a floppy fails?

On Fri, 31 Dec 1999, David Gilbert wrote:

> >>>>> "Marty" == Marty Connor <> writes:
> Marty> On 12/30/1999 8:45 PM David Gilbert wrote:
> >>
> >> is the whole URL ... in there are things like eepro.rom
> ... OK... getting more success, but I'm still loosing on the tftp
> (eepro and 3c905 are both at least being recognised).  Tried a
> reformat of the floppy to get this far, but I then get:
> (these are the last few lines)
> Loading /usr/tftpboot/kernel.s.1... Loading /usr/tftpboot/kernel.s.1... Loading /usr/tftpboot/kernel.s.1... Loading /usr/tftpboot/kernel.s.1... Loading /usr/tftpboot/kernel.s.1... Loading /usr/tftpboot/kernel.s.1... Loading /usr/tftpboot/kernel.s.1... <sleep>  

Well, it looks like I joined the list at just about the right time. :-)

I've got a kernel that I've used to netboot FreeBSD with off of 3c509
cards. After many struggles (thanks Ken) I managed to get a boot image
built and get a floppy going. Using the before mentioned kernel, I see
it pulled down and begin booting... and then it panics when it tries
to mount root.

I'm using a 3c905 card to elicit this much out of the setup. Just as a
side note, I _couldn't_ get the 3c905c to do the same thing. It claims
it is "unable to find 3c90x". (I don't think this is your issue, as you
say that you do see ethernet packets).

You could try throwing on the logging from tftpd ( -l in inetd.conf ) to
get more info out of the server.


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