Subject: A few questions Re: netboot
To: None <port-hp300@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Cameron Blackwood <email@example.com>
Date: 06/07/1995 13:11:15
Whee!! It works! :) Happy, happy, happy. Joy, joy, joy!
Well, I finally got the network card working! I installed netbsd and
it worked fine! I do have one or two questions.... (ok then, 3
Can I boot my HP diskless? The disks seem flakey, so I would
rather not use them at all. If I could boot of tape, that would be
fine (assuming the bootloader is small). Last I saw/remember, was this:
A long time ago, mycroft wrote:
| I've made some significant progress. I pulled out some old code that
| I'd hacked from something John Brezak sent me, and fixed some more
| bugs in it. I expect there will be a working netboot program in the
| not-distant future.
Maybe my disks are getting old (this _IS_ true), one I need to
powercycle after it starts up to clear the fault light and another has
had one pack up on me, already. This is why I would rather NFS mount
everything, if I could. I get about the same performance :)
Does X run under BSD on a 98782A fixed resolution monitor? I found
the ftp site, but didnt wanna download it all, only to find it doesnt
work and I have just wasted heaps bandwidth.
Is there a Netbsd/HP/X11 faq?
NFS mount rw
The install instructions are great. I got it all installed lastnight
and working, although I blew it all away attmepting to install on the
/ (hp7945) 15M
/usr (nfs mount)
/var (nfs mount)
I couldnt seem to mount the disks read/write during the bootstap
I tried to get around this by extracting all the files onto the NFS
machine to get a full filesystem and then taring all the non
/usr-/var stuff and extracting it onto the HP / disk. That must have
deleted/changed something, so I cant nfs/ftp anything anymore. :(
I have the feeling /usr/sbin has some stuff that I need to get the
networking up and running. :( Doh!
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