Subject: It works!
To: Benjamin Walkenhorst <>
From: Benjamin Walkenhorst <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/22/2004 19:14:38
Hello everyone,

I got the Sparc the boot over ethernet now.
It turned out that I had named the bootloader incorrectly - tftpd was 
spitting out lots
of errors. Had I just taken a look at /var/log/messages earlier. I have 
to keep on reminding
myself of that.

Then it turned out that NFS wasn't working properly if configured as 
stated in the HOWTO.
When my /etc/exports looked as shown in the HOWTO, with paths adjusted, 
I got the following error:
Nov 20 21:39:32 wintermute mountd[589]: "/usr/local/sparc/usr   
-maproot", line 8: Can't change attributes for /usr/local/sparc/usr to 

I got it to work with a little tweaking, and NetBSD 2.0-RC5 is now 
running happily on that machine.
It crashed a few times at first, but I removed the second CPU - which I 
was suspecting to be broken
in the first place - and now it appears to be stable. =)

Thanks to everyone for helping me. This was sure fun, although the sparc 
is *so* slow now it's hardly
bearable; and it was not exactly fast to begin with... So I'm going to 
get a quiet harddrive for that machine,
and maybe a second CPU that works.
On the other hand, I begin to realize what a killer that machine must 
have been by the time it was built.

Kind regards,