Subject: NetBSD 3.0 DHCP
To: None <>
From: Aaron Webster <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 02/24/2006 17:56:39
hello all

I have had a qube 2 running NetBSD 1.6.1 for quite some time without 
any problems. The other day the hard drive failed. so after replacing 
the hard drive i decided to upgrade to NetBSD 3.0 useing the restore 
CD posted on here. The install goes fine but after the qube does it's 
reboot the dhcp is not detected. I  know this problem has been 
encountered by others here but noone has posted a way to get a ip 
address without using a serial cable (which i dont have a serial port 
to connect to). I have tried using 2 dhcp servers (the restore CD and 
my ADSL router) The buttons on the qube do not function to be able to 
input an ip address manualy (which i could do under version 1.6.1).

I thought no problems i'll just rip the drive out and mount it on the 
I386 booting from the restore cd and add a ifconfig.tlp0 entry. only 
problem with this is there is no editor that will run under the I386 
kernel. So i thought i'll try doing the same using an old version of 
redhat that has a rescue ability. Only problem is it will only mount 
the /boot partition and will not mount the rest of the drives 

So my question is . Has anyone found a work around to this problem or 
has anyone created or know where a restore cd is, which either has 
the dhcp fixed or got a ifconfig.tlp0 which installs by default.

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