Subject: Re: srm/cogent tulip cards.
To: None <email@example.com, port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ross Harvey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/28/1998 13:12:53
> i'm trying to get a 10/100 cogent eth card to
> do boot/bootp. the card works find when the
> system is booted, but i'd like to get the kernel
> loaded from a dhcp server....
> But it seems like when i 'boot -proto bootp ewa0',
> the card *may* be transmitting in 100mb mode (the
> only clue here is the transmit lights on the card
> is there an srm option to use 10mb?
Depending on your version of SRM you may have two more variables:
set EWA0_PROTOCOLS bootp
set EWA0_MODE ?
IIRC this will give you the supported ewa0 media types.
But first, you need to run a tcpdump in that collision domain and see
if your problem is speed or configuration. For example, the "kernel"
isn't loaded from the dhcp server...necessarily...the dhcpd config
info, the tftp image of netboot, and the NFS-loaded kernel can actually
come from one, two, or three different boxes. See the netboot faq for more