Subject: Re: booting cdrom
To: Collin Scott <email@example.com>
From: Rafal Boni <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/15/2001 09:13:50
In message <Pine.GSO.email@example.com>, you write
-> Im fairly new at bootp() installs and Im getting the following error...
-> Cannot load bootp():/tftpboot/netbsd.ram
-> Illegal f_magic number 0x7f45, expected MIPSELMAGIC or MIPSEBMAGIC.
-> Unable to load bootp():/tftpboot/netbsd.ram: execute format error
-> Any body able to help on this...
-> oh this is a challange M (simmilar to the s)
This means that your Challenge M (which is actually basically an Indigo2
the same way the S is basically an Indy) has an old PROM and doesn't
understand ELF kernels. While my Challenge S (and maybe Indy too, though
I don't recall) boots ELF kernels just fine, my Indigo2 needs an ECOFF
Chalk it up to PROM limitations,
Rafal Boni firstname.lastname@example.org