Subject: Re: Netboot a 5000/240
To: emanuel stiebler <>
From: Chris Tribo <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 05/23/2000 17:18:07
	If this is a newer kernel you are trying to netboot with, it
likely was compiled with the dhcp nfs bootp option which AFAIK is
incompatible with a standard bootp/NFS setup. Something from 1.4.1 should
work with a standalone bootp/nfs setup, 1.4.2 will probably need DHCP by
default and current isn't likely to work period. (IMHO) I have netbooted
this PROM version with a 1.4.1 kernel and host running bootp/NFS on
another 1.4.1 box as the server. It's also possible that the kernel is
corrupt, but not likely.


On Tue, 23 May 2000, emanuel stiebler wrote:

> Hi,
> Just because i crashed my system, (which was working nice for years)
> I'm trying to netboot it, and save my data.
> But, even having a "good" EPROM version (which is 5.2b, which should
> netboot)
> I always get:
> >>boot 3/tftp/tftpboot/nfsnetbsd
> -tftp boot(3), bootp
> -tftp load 1090512\
> And here it hangs ...
> What I'm doing wrong here ?
> Cheers & thanks,
> emanuel