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Re: Re (2): Saga of the installation of NetBSD on a Sparc 2

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Julian Fagir <> 
> Hi,
>> > did you see your requests with tcpdump?
>> Didn't check & should have.  I'll set up the connection again and look.
>> Probably next week.
> I don't know if this is standard, but my Debian-installation with rarpd logs
> the requests it answers.
> I also had trouble getting my SparcStationLX boot from net.
> I do not exactly remember the problem or the solution. In the end, the switch
> the machine was hanging on had strange problems, every time the SS came up,
> it lost link. After fixing it to 10MBit Half-Duplex that problem was solved
> and the machine booted flawless.
> On the other hand, my NVRAM recently lost its power, so the settings were
> garbage. The SS then successfully sent out the requests, and my server
> answered them, but somehow they didn't arrive or the SS didn't want them.
> There were also other net-problems when installing from floppy, so in the end
> I bought a new NVRAM and now it still does not work (but not due to the
> connection but misconfiguration ;).
> Regards, Julian

crossover cables are best for this type of situation.

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