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Re: pxeboot_ia32.bin boot.cfg support how to?
Enabling/disabling pxeboot from reading boot.cfg wasn't available in
netbsd 5.1, as far as I can tell. I just used the default from a
Unfortunately, all the files I used to write that article are long
gone (see the date in the url- 2009/05), so I can't send you anything
If I remember the dhcp session correctly it was first grabbing
pxeboot_ia32.bin from my tftp host, and then automatically trying to
read boot.cfg as a second step. I certainly didn't type anything and
this was before kmod's existed. :)
Worst case- just put your other kernel in place named /tftpboot/netbsd.
On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 8:29 AM, Thierry Debaene
> Herewith my dhcp.conf.
> On the client PC, when I press a key at the pxeboot_ia32.bin countdown
> screen, and
> type "load miniroot.kmod <enter>", then "boot tftp:netbsd <enter>",
> it all works i.e. the G4U help screen is displayed as it should.
> Only I can't get the boot.cfg file loaded to automate the G4U booting.
> Would it be possible to send me your bootconf enabled pxeboot_ia32.bin
> file i.e. the one that you mention in
> http://mspo.com/archive/2009-05-netbooting-netbsd-flexibility-options.html ?
> 2011/4/19 matthew sporleder <msporleder%gmail.com@localhost>:
>> On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 4:52 AM, Thierry Debaene
>> <thierry.debaene%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
>>> Hello Matthew,
>>> I was very pleased with your
>>> explanation and
>>> I'm currently trying to PXE boot G4U without NFS-server but can't get
>>> pxeboot_ia32.bin request the boot.cfg file.
>>> I think the "bootconf" option is still disabled in pxeboot_ia32.bin.
>>> Could you tell me how to activate this?
>>> I downloaded Jibbed-5.1 live CD but "installboot" does not recognize
>>> the option "-o bootconf" neither is it present in "man installboot".
>>> The full command I used as root is: "installboot -e -o bootconf
>>> pxeboot_ia32.bin" found in section examples at
>> I've added netbsd-users%netbsd.org@localhost
>> I think the -e -o bootconf might only be in -current.
>> You should be looking at
>> Also it might help to see your dhcp configuration.
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