Subject: Re: README: changes to config, to support dump device configuration
To: Scott Reynolds <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/16/1997 11:56:08
On Mon, 16 Jun 1997 12:41:37 -0500 (CDT) 
 Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM> wrote:

 > > After all, if we're running diskless, that's already
 > > running on a host on the network anyway.
 > Not so.  For instance, the hp300 port gets boot blocks and a kernel using
 > rbootd.

Not quite...

The hp300 PROM gets the boot program via rbootd (well, HP RMP Boot Request,
really :-), but the boot program currently uses rarp, bootparams, and
nfs to do the nitty-gritty.

Now that we have new swap, it's probably time to start thinking of
kernel bootp support, btw.  That way I can start using bootp sanely
in the hp300 boot program, which makes it a lot easier to set up
NetBSD/hp300 on HP-only networks (since HP-UX doesn't come with
rarpd _or_ bootparamd).

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