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The following reply was made to PR port-alpha/6446; it has been noted by GNATS.
Subject: Re: port-alpha/6446
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2016 10:51:13 +0300
The problem is still here on 7.0 release.
I was able to netboot and successfully install NetBSD on Multia using =
Roland's method, though in a slightly different way.
Since I don't have other Alphas here, instead of using setnetbootinfo, =
I've manually added mac address to the if_prom.c and cross-compiled =
BTW NetBSD Multia FAQ states the following
> Supposedly Firmware revision 3.8-2 is capable of netbooting
I have exactly 3.8-2 revision, but looks like it still needs mac address =
hardcoded in binary.
Though IIRC, when I've tried untouched installation/netboot/netboot =
image, it was able to get mac address, but in wrong format like "BOOTP 8 =
0 ...". Maybe I just don't have use of rfc1048 replies enabled for =
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