Subject: Re: netbooting 3000/400
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave Johnson <email@example.com>
Date: 05/18/1999 13:55:41
> Firmware 7.0 failed for me -- tftp timeout; might try again
> with netboot.broken if I have time
Ok, I decided to take the time....
WOW! The ":hn:vm=rfc1048" entry is really the key -- even V7.0 worked for me,
using the stock netboot from /usr/mdec!
> Note: you can find the current firmware revision number from the SRM console:
> >>> show config
> Look on the CPU OK ... line, should see Vx.y there.
> Things I did wrong:
> implicitly blocked packets from 0.0.0.0 in my linux firewall
> forgot to power cycle machine after burning prom
> needed ":hd=/tftpboot" in /etc/bootptab
> Things that may have helped:
> added ":hn:vm=rfc1048" per http://www.cs.rutgers.edu/~armhold
> shortened bootbtab entry (no gw, ns, lp, etc) so hostname would fit
> in bootp packet
> Here's my working bootptab entry:
> # All alpha entries -- netboot copied into /tftpboot from /usr/mdec/netboot
> # Define all individual entries.
> Hope this helps, and perhaps some of this info can make its way into
> the netbooting alpha HOWTO someday.
> Dave Johnson