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Re: install via pxeboot?

> Hi,
> I'm a bit afraid to ask this Q since it might sound naively silly.  Is it 
> possible to
> boot of NetBSD/amd64 using pxeboot?  My understanding is that pxeboot is
> a BIOS-like API to handle PC NIC in HW natural way and valid for 32bit world.
> As NetBSD/amd64 needs to have 64bit-ware bootloader, pxeboot_ia32.bin is
> not useful to netboot purpose, right?  I'd tried pxeboot_ia32.bin; it refused
> to NFS load amd64 netbsd-INSTALL file saying;
> "boot: Inappropriate file type or format"
> I would like to have any solution to install NetBSD/amd64 for the machine w/o
> CD-ROM/DVD drive.
> Toru Nishimura / ALKYL Technology

i'm using a pxeboot_ia32.bin binary, which has been picked from
i386 /usr/mdec, to boot an amd64 nfs-root system.


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