NetBSD-Users archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

Re: PXE Booting problem

Hi Matthew,

I did try what you have on your page, specially the instructions for the soekris install since is pretty much the same kind of device but to no avail.
I'm still getting the same:
open netbsd: Unknown error: code 60
boot: Unknown error: code 60
Boot fail

I can see that bootpxe_ia32.bin works just fine but when it gets to load the netbsd kernel it fails

On 6/24/10 10:45 AM, matthew sporleder wrote:
On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 6:01 PM, Max León<>  
Hello everyone,
I wonder if you can help me out here.
I'm trying to boot a small appliance through PXE to install on it NetBSD.

Here is my dhcpd.conf:

default-lease-time 3600;
max-lease-time 7200;
option subnet-mask;
ddns-update-style ad-hoc;
option domain-name-servers 192.168.1.i
subnet netmask {
      option routers;
                option root-path "/tftpboot";
                filename "/pxeboot_ia32.bin";

I have tftp enabled on inetd and is indeed pointing to /tftpboot on the

Both files are present and pxeboot_ia32.bin has boot options modified so it
boots to com0.

I can see that the device get's an IP finds the tftp server, downloads the
pxeboot_ia.bin and reboots.
But I have no clue on how to instruct the device to load the NetBSD-INSTALL
that is on the /tftpboot as well.
The device has tinyBIOS and uses Intel PXE-2.0 ROM.

The output I get on the console after all this exchange is the following:

NetBSD/x86 PXE Boot, Revision 5.1 (from NetBSD 5.0.2)
Memory: 555/261120 k
Press return to boot now, or any key for boot menu
Starting 0
type "?" or "help" for help.
boot tftp:netbsd-INSTALL
PXE BIOS Version 2.1
Using PCI device at bus 0 device 9 function 0
Ethernet address 00:0d:1b:f7:02
read header failed: Unknown error: code 60
boot: Unknown error: code 60
Using tcpdump on the server I can see the udp traffic flowing to the device

Any input from anyone more than welcome.
By default netbsd will look for a file named 'netbsd' in the
next-server/root-path.  You can change that if you like and also boot
to a boot.cfg and configure all kinds of crazy stuff.  I did a little
write up here:

<p><font size="2" color="#333333">Max León</br>
Systems Administrator</br>
Roundbox Global an Idhasot Company<font color="#999999">: enterprise : technology : 
Avenida 11 y Calle 7-9, Barrio Amón, San José, Costa Rica</br>
tel: +1 (404) 567-5000 ext. 2071 | cel: +(506) 8364-6261 | fax: +(506) 
email:<a href="";></a>  |<a 

Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index