Subject: PXE booting on amd64?
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 09/08/2006 10:44:13
I had a user ask how to PXE boot NetBSD (preferably i386 in my/g4u case) 
on a 64bit machine. I don't know enough about PXE and its dependence on 
the hardware architecture, so the question was raised if a 64bit pxeboot 
is needed. Right now the amd64 port only has a /usr/mdec/pxeboot_ia32.bin 

Has anyone tried this, or can provide help how to PXEbboot NetBSD/i386 on 
a 64bit machine?

  - Hubert

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Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 15:18:34 -0500
From: William C <>
Subject: amd64 and g4u


Love g4u, thanks for all your work on it. Ive used it to stamp out
some linux servers for my friends and it works like a champ.

Lately Ive been trying to make an image via g4u pxe with a dual core
pentium 4 3.0 ghz(no HT), and am told the amd64 build of the netbsd
stuff is necessary...

I just thought I'd ask if you knew of a place where I could get the
right pxe.bin ( currently the base.tgz in the amd64 set of netbsd 3 is
only a 32 bit binary ). It seems like the 32 bit pxe binary has
problems booting a 64 bit kernel, which I got from the netbsd ftp site
under amd64 arch.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!