Subject: Netboot (PXE??) Install
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Lixfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 04/25/2004 13:28:26
Can someone give me some pointers on doing a netboot install? My
machine supports PXE boot and I've looked at some of the netboot
documentation at http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/network/netboot/
makes reference to a ramdisk kernel and a netboot disk image , but I
can't find a ramdisk kernel or netboot disk image anywhere for amd64.
Also there is a reference to a miniroot-fs but I'm using MacOS X and
vnconfig isn't here from what I can gather. The other options seem to
require a bootable system before all else so they aren't possibilities
I can consider anyway.
I don't see/know much about pxe boot but even still, you need some sort
of kernel from what I understand which I can't find anywhere for amd64.
In the post located at
gentlemen is having the same issues as I myself am having. Christos
made reference to he, himself doing netboot installs and says this
person's best bet is to do a pxeboot, however there isn't any reference
anywhere to amd64 pxe booting from what I have been able to find so
Any pointers appreciated. I'd hate to have to go to linux but if I
can't get this machine to boot and install, I may have no recourse :(
BTW: For those who are scratching their heads and wondering why I can't
get this machine to install, see these threads:
Thanks in advance.