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Re: Netbooting a blue and white G3
Michael and Andy,
The blue and white G3 works fine, no glitches. I have one of these
running as a firewall, happily forwarding packets as we speak. Rock
The install CD works right away. Just follow the tips in the INSTALL
document. My logic board is a Rev. A (nasty ATA controller), but I
didn't go into major problems.
I had to compile a custom kernel to enable ipfilter on a bridge
interface and the ste driver for my D-Link 4-port Ethernet card, which
uses Sundance chips.
I wish I had one of those 1U chassis that were made for G3's.
On 13/10/2009, at 18:46, Michael wrote:
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On Oct 13, 2009, at 5:30 PM, Andy Ruhl wrote:
On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 8:31 AM, Michael <macallan%netbsd.org@localhost> wrote:
This used to work, even with the busted firmware in my beige G3.
On the other hand, I got similar problems netbooting my iBook G4
around it by having OF load the kernel directly, without
not sure if your OF version understands ELF binaries though, and
even if it
does it will barf on binaries bigger than ~4MB so INSTALL or
Unfortunately I'm not at all familiar with the boot loader. Any
try an older loader from - for example - 4.0, just to see if it
to load a kernel?
It can't be too busted though, netbooting via ofwboot works fine
and the nfs code should be shared.
I looked at wireshark and the mac was saying it had some problem with
portmap. I didn't have any other diskless clients running on the
server at the time, so I just rebooted it (the NFS server) and now it
works fine. Really weird since I followed all of the diskless
instructions and restarted all the daemons. Oh well. NetBSD/macppc is
running happily diskless from my NFS server now.
So my next task is to put a real disk in it and install onto it, then
see if I can make the firmware boot from it. We'll see how it goes.
You will need some way to apply firmware patches ( without the damn
thing won't even look at your disks ) - the easiest way is to boot
an OSX install disk ( anything up to 10.4 should work. The installer
will bitch at some point but we don't care - at that point the
patches are in place )
Since you have OF before 3 you'll need to use the partition zero
method, otherwise things should Just Work.
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