Subject: Re: Netboot trouble (was Re: Sparc questions)
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 11/21/2004 08:01:04
In article <419E640E.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Benjamin Walkenhorst <email@example.com> writes:
> OpenBoot does not detect the twisted pair cable correctly and gets a
> rarp timeout.
That's a common problem especially with old OBP versions. The best solution
is to buy a HME (single port Fast Ethernet) or QFE (four port Fast Ethernet)
SBus card (e.g. on eBay). That won't only speed up the networking but also
solve the boot problem. Just use "show-nets" in the OBP to select the card
which your system is supposed to use for network booting.
Matthias Scheler http://scheler.de/~matthias/