Subject: RE: troubles netbooting a slab
To: None <>
From: Vladimir Sironja <>
List: port-next68k
Date: 04/27/2000 13:40:45
Hi Ryan and NetBSD Folks,

>I have a slab netbooting NetBSD-1.4.2 but the problem is it only >comes
>up maybe 1 out of 20 times.  Most of the time i get a:
>925960enintr: timed out.
>net_close: calling netif_close()
>load of en()netbsd: Input/output error

Yes, i had the same problem.
After tcpdump-ing the conversation between the next-client and the
linux-server, i noticed that the kernel-load procedure (?) stops after the
linuxBox sends an ARP-request asking for the hardware address from next. At
this point, nextbox doesnt answer and nfs seems to stop.

I manually added the hw-address of the next-box with
arp -s <next-ip> <xx:xx:xx:....>
this keeps linux quiet with arp-requests
and looks like a workaround.


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