Subject: Re: Netbooting the iMac
To: John Preisler <email@example.com>
From: Wesley Horner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/01/1998 08:28:11
I happen to have an 8500 and it will net boot as will any pci based mac
with built in ethernet. I did it with linux ppc. I can't seem to find
the instructions on how I did it (they are in the faq-o-matic i think) but
basically the boot device was somthing like net and the boot file was
root=/dev/nfs<machinename and directory> as I recall. You need a bootp
server and a tftp server on the same subnet for it to work. It was a bit
of trial and error. Definately harder than making a sparc netboot.
Vax a vicious creature known to eat 110AC and quotes through its
*DCL*. Vax are usually found in groups of Vaxen called clusters where
they lay in wait to ravage thier prey known as users.
On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, John Preisler wrote:
> Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 09:51:08 -0600 (CST)
> From: John Preisler <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Netbooting the iMac
> on a related note, I have a carcass of an 8500 sans hard drive and
> was wondering how you set up OF to netboot in a completely diskless
> Wesley Horner writes:
> > >
> > > PS: If somebody can think of another way to boot NetBSD on the iMac
> > > (except soldering a floppy connector onto the mainboard), I'd also like
> > > to hear it...
> > The imac will boot kernels off of cd roms and off of the hard drive. The
> > problem is getting other OF settings. It will always find the kernel.
> > Just drop the kernel in the root of the hard drive under mac os and tell
> > it that the boot device is hd:kernelname to boot from the hard drive or
> > cd:kernelname for a cd rom.
> > wes
> > ~~~~email@example.com~~~~~~~~~~NeXTMail OK!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Vax a vicious creature known to eat 110AC and quotes through its
> > *DCL*. Vax are usually found in groups of Vaxen called clusters where
> > they lay in wait to ravage thier prey known as users.