Subject: Re: Netwinder
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Patrice LaFlamme <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/15/2004 10:53:48
On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 14:02:19 +0300, Valeriy E. Ushakov <email@example.com>
> Booting off disk will probably require a small ext2fs partition to put
> the kernel on, as nettorm doesn't know anything about ufs.
Yep, I had the kernel on an ext3 partition.. but then what. The kernel
can't do much by itself :)
Well, yesterday I found an old post in another newsgroup that said the
kernel only supports the serial console, so I started experimenting with
netbooting, setting up my tftp, dhcp and nfs servers.
Now I get as far as :
root device (default ne0):
file system (default nfs):
root on ne0
nfs_boot: trying DHCP/BOOTP
nfs_boot: DHCP next-server: 10.1.61.4
root on 10.1.61.4:/exports/client/root
and it's been stuck there for the past 10 hours (while I was sleeping).
/exports/client/root contains the untarred contents of 1.6.2 base.tgz,
etc.tgz and comp.tgz. I've also created an etc/fstab with the correct nfs
Not sure where to go from here, I'll continue looking into it later. I
hope the NetBSD kernel can control the netwinder fan too...
The first 90% of a project takes 90% of the time, the last 10% takes the
other 90% of the time.