Subject: Re: netboot via native bootloader
To: None <>
From: Izumi Tsutsui <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 10/27/2007 11:02:24 wrote:

> Very cool. I've never netbooted a kernel with the bootloader, is it
> just a regular bootp/dhcpd type of boot?

Cobalt's firmware uses bootp to get server's IP and its own IP, and
then it reads a specified bootfile via NFS from a directory passed
via "nfsroot=/path/to/nfsdir" arg, it seems.

NetBSD's MI standalone library (sys/lib/libsa) has already had
supports of both bootp and NFS so I just use them for the bootloader
to load a kernel.
Izumi Tsutsui