>>>>> "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. Gerald> I'm using a 3c905 card to elicit this much out of the Gerald> setup. Just as a side note, I _couldn't_ get the 3c905c to do Gerald> the same thing. It claims it is "unable to find 3c90x". (I Gerald> don't think this is your issue, as you say that you do see Gerald> ethernet packets). Gerald> You could try throwing on the logging from tftpd ( -l in Gerald> inetd.conf ) to get more info out of the server. 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. 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. Dave. -- ============================================================================ |David Gilbert, Velocet Communications. | Two things can only be | |Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | equal if and only if they | |http://www.velocet.net/~dgilbert | are precisely opposite. | =========================================================GLO================ =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: David Gilbert <email@example.com> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to email@example.com.
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