Subject: Re: Netboot (PXE??) Install
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Jason Lixfeld <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 04/25/2004 21:46:12
On Apr 25, 2004, at 2:04 PM, Frank van der Linden wrote:

> You need to look at the i386 specific parts of those pages, they all
> apply to the amd64 port as well (just replace i386 with amd64 
> anywhere).

This is perfect, I'll give it a shot!  Thanks alot, Frank!

> You need to:
> 	* Set up dhcpd on a machine on your network. This is
> 	  described on that webpage as well as the i386 pxeboot(8)
> 	  manpage.
> 	* Set up tftpd on the same, point it at your netboot
> 	  directory.
> 	* Put the pxeboot_ia32.bin file (from the base.tgz file on
> 	  the ISO image, in ./usr/mdec) in the netboot directory.
> 	* Put the amd64 INSTALL kernel in the netboot directory
> 	  you configured. Put it there as "netbsd", uncompressed. If
> 	  the ISO image was a full release, the INSTALL kernel should be
> 	  present in amd64/binary/kernel/
> 	* Boot the kernel (make sure PXE boot is configured in the boot
> 	  devices in the BIOS), and continue with the installation as
> 	  if you booted from CD or floppy.
> Good luck,
> - Frank