Subject: Re: Diskless booting - hp300
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/05/1997 14:37:47
On Fri, 28 Feb 1997 17:38:23 -0500 (EST)
email@example.com (D'Arcy J.M. Cain) wrote:
> Well I'm stumped. I have been all over the web site and ftp server and
> cannot seem to get a hp300 booting diskless. I nfs mount the root and
> the swap and get right to the point where init should be running and it
> just dies. All I can do is ping it from the local ethernet.
...so, the machine hasn't died, at least :-)
> I notice that a bunch of documentation mentions SYS_UBOOT but all I
> could find is SYS_NBOOT. Is this the same thing? I appear to be
> well past that point anyway.
SYS_UBOOT is the new boot block. SYS_NBOOT is the network boot
block for 1.2. It's obsolete in -current, but it'll work.
You're way past the boot block stage... I can only guess that you've
not populated the client's /dev.
> Another possibility is that perhaps the GENERIC kernel can't do a
> diskless boot. There is a config file for DISKLESS but until I get
> this working I can't build it. Catch 22. Can someone out there
> with a hp300 compile a DISKLESS kernel for me, please? Just email
> me with details of where to pick it up by ftp.
GENERIC definitely can boot diskless. That is the standard configuration
of my hp319.
I'm going to build a snapshot now that the VM bugs have been shaken out.
You might want to make sure you're on the port-hp300 mailing list, and
watch for my announcement.
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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