Subject: Re: More problems with NetBSD/cobalt
To: Robert Paulson <>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 12/15/2000 22:56:24
On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 07:45:34PM -0500, Robert Paulson wrote:
> I have a Cobalt RaQ2+ model R28 CC0 FIU. My front panel buttons do not
> work as the FAQ says they should. Holding the left and right cursor keys
> starts a netboot rather than booting /usr/games/.doug, no matter what I

I have updated the FAQ to match the actual behaviour there.

> # ls /nfsroot/
> altroot                 home                    stand
> base.tar                kern.tar                sys
> bin                     misc.tar                text.tar
> boot                    mnt                     tmp
> comp.tar                netbsd                  usr
> dev                     netbsd.GENERIC.gz       var
> etc                     root
> games.tar               sbin
> contains all the binary tarballs extracted.

There has to be a gzipped kernel in /nfsroot/boot/foo where foo
is either netbsd.gz (you then need to specify that name at the
boot prompt) or the default Linux kernel name for that model
(check the FAQ for those).

> Do I have to specify the IP/name of the NFS server? I read the whole


> archive and no one said how they set up the NFS server and got the cobalt
> to mount nfsroot from it. As far as I can tell, the damn thing doesnt
> boot, just sits there saying "Net booting"

When in doubt, dump the network traffic from the RaQ to see what
the firmware is doing.