Subject: Re: unable to finish boot process on netwinder using 1.6 RC2
To: Avtar Gill <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-arm
Date: 09/01/2002 20:44:30
On Sun, Sep 01, 2002 at 05:27:57PM +0000, Avtar Gill wrote:
> Greetings, 
> I have been trying to install NetBSD 1.6 RC2 (20020830 build)on a 
> netwinder. So far I've successfully (sort of) booted the machine 
> using tftp and dhcpd as per the instructions found here..
> The kernel boots up without a problem but as soon as it's done 
> mounting the root fs from the nfs server (and before it gives 
> me the option to choose a terminal type) it just stops and hangs. 
> Here is the complete output from the boot process..
> Can someone who's had success with netbsd on a netwinder please
> point out what I'm doing wrong? I've read and re-read the 
> netbsd diskless/netbooting docs and as far as I can tell I think 
> I'm going about this the right way.
> Here's output from running /usr/sbin/mountd with the -d option..

Can you also run a tcpdump on the server, to see what the client is doing ?
tcpdump -p host

Manuel Bouyer <>