Subject: Re: NetBSD 3.0 DHCP
To: Aaron Webster <>
From: Jorg Dekker <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 02/24/2006 10:57:07
Hi Aaron.

I managed to get round this by creating a 'custom' iso - the restorecd 
howto was most helpful:

1) mount the NetBSD3.0 Restore CD ISO ( as per
2) copy the file structure 
3) add your ifconfig.tlp0, mygate etc into the 
4) burn you new iso 

hope that helps.


Aaron Webster wrote:

> 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 partitions.
> 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.
> Thanks
> Aaron