Subject: Multia serial console netboot fun
To: None <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/01/2002 16:21:02
Trying to setup a multia on a serial console for a friend.
It has SRM version V3.8-2, so it _should_ be able to netboot.
The machine has NetBSD 1.5.2 installed, but fails to boot on
a serial console with various 'stray isa irq X' messages, with
the final one being 'stray isa irq 4' (4==com0). Booting single
user ends up with:
root on sd0a dumps on sd0b
root file system type: ffs
Enter pathname ostray isa irq 4
at which poing the console is unresponsive, though plugging in a
pcmcia card will kick out a line of output.
Trying to netboot a current kernelhas its own fun - a 1.5 netboot
Boot flags: a
boot: boot device name does not contain ethernet address.
Boot device name was: "BOOTP 0 8 0 0 0 3 0"
Your firmware may be too old to network-boot NetBSD/alpha,
or you might have to hard-code an ethernet address into
your network boot block with setnetbootinfo(8).
while a 1.5ZC netboot just hangs.
I'm, going to go away and play with setnetbootinfo, but its
concerning that -current netboot fails without any message...
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