Subject: port-sun3/4904: NetBSD/sun3 sup'ed 1998/01/28 won't netboot
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/28/1998 02:32:52
>Number:         4904
>Category:       port-sun3
>Synopsis:       NetBSD/sun3 sup'ed 1998/01/28 won't netboot
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jan 27 23:35:01 1998
>Originator:     Greg A. Woods
Planix, Inc.; Toronto, Ontario; Canada
>Release:        NetBSD-current 1998/01/28

System: NetBSD sometimes 1.3B NetBSD 1.3B (MOUSETRAP) #0: Tue Jan 28 00:15:13 EST 1998 woods@sometimes:/var/usr.src/sys/arch/sun3/compile/MOUSETRAP sun3
Hardware: Sun 3/60
PROM: 2.8.3


The latest NetBSD-current kernel won't netboot.  It seems to completely
forget to try the RARP query when looking for an NFS filesystem to mount
in mountroot, and goes on to try cd9660 thus finding "no file system for
le0" and reports "cannot mount root, error = 79", then promts for "root
device (defualt le0):".  No amount of coaxing can get it any further.
After the kernel has loaded rpc.bootparamd with '-s' shows no further
activity from the client, nor does tcpdump.

Just to be sure I re-built and re-installed the netboot program (which
still reports the same 1.5 version number), but to no avail.

A 1.3 kernel built with the same config file boots fine (but of course
still won't run for very long before "everything dumps core").  Since I
debugging enabled it says something about "mountroot: RARP query" and
goes on to successfully mount the NFS root partition and swap file.


Build a -current kernel and try net-booting on an already working
1.3-release configuration.