Subject: PXE booting on amd64?
To: None <port-amd64@NetBSD.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
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?
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Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 15:18:34 -0500
From: William C <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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!