Subject: Diskless booting...
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Grey Wolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/22/1997 10:08:12
I've hooked an SLC and an IPX together via network. The IPX is running
NetBSD 1.2.1 and has all the equipment hanging off it, while the SLC
is completely deviceless (save a keyboard).
The SLC manages to tftpboot the bootstrapper (installed via
/usr/mdec/binstall net /tftpboot):
ok boot net
Booting from: le(0,0,0)
b200 >> NetBSD BOOT [$Revision: 1.4 $]
boot: client IP address: 126.96.36.199
boot: client name: relayer.starwolf.com
And then nothing.
rarpd is running.
bootparamd is running.
mountd is running.
relayer.starwolf.com root=/build/relayer-root \
/build/relayer-root -maproot=root relayer
/var/relayer -maproot=root relayer
/usr/swap -maproot=root relayer
/holt -maproot=root relayer
/usr -alldirs -ro
/usr/X11 -maproot=root relayer
I have (obviously) tftpbootd running in inetd.conf (else the
bootloader would not have made it).
It does not seem to make a difference as to whether or not
I use the FQDN when referencing the host in question.
The SLC also seems to provoke ppp0 into connecting (demand/persist,
so pppd is constantly running).
Here's my routing tables:
localhost localhost UH 4 1002 - lo0
slipside232.idio greywolf.dial.idio UH 0 0 - ppp0 =>
188.8.131.52 greywolf.dial.idio U 0 0 - ppp0
184.108.40.206 localhost U 0 0 - lo0
starwolf-net link#1 UC 0 0 - le0
starwolf localhost UGHS 13 1511542 - lo0
relayer 8:0:20:2:d3:f6 UHLS 1 244 - le0
...anyone got any clues? It's not even getting as far as TRYING
to download a kernel.