Subject: Re: Got the BBA
To: Lars Jorgensen <>
From: Kevin <>
List: port-dreamcast
Date: 05/15/2001 23:02:54
Lars, I recently went through the same issues.  One thing you should
understand is that the IP Slave program does not actively grab a kernel
image from tftp.  You must create a static arp entry on your linux box
that points to the dreamcast and then feed the kernel image to IP Slave as
it is a daemon.  You will want to use netcat or some other program that
can upload a file to a port on another machine.  There is already a fairly
good FAQ, though not perfect, at this URL:  If you
want to write your own I'd be willing to host it at

Also, as far as a root fs and a kernel image, I found those on under arch/sh3 I think.  It takes some searching which I
think could benefit some documenting.  Anyways, there's my limited
knowledge of this topic.

On Wed, 16 May 2001, Lars Jorgensen wrote:

> Hi folks!
> I've been lurking here for a while, and now that I have finally got my
> BBA I'm ready to start asking all the questions that have been asked
> numerous times before because I've forgotten all the answers.
> So.
> I've got the BBA
> I've got the IPSlave 1.002 burned and it boots fine.
> I've got a Linux server running DHCP, TFTP and NFS
> What I need to know now is
> 1. Where do I get a DC NetBSD kernel suitable for tftp'ing to the DC? I
> assume the IPSlave will get an IP address and a boot image filename from
> the DHCP server, then tftp the image into the Dreamcast's memory and
> transfer control to it?
> 2. Where do I find a NetBSD root filesystem to export to the DC?
> 3. Anything else I need to know?
> I expect my questions are very common for new NetBSD DC users. If I
> compile a short FAQ for getting up and running on a setup like mine,
> would someone be willing to host it?
> Can't wait to sprawl on the living room floor, reading news on my TV via
> tin.
> --
> Lars