Subject: Booting a Sun3 via network
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Graff <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 07/02/1996 07:48:02
Hey gang I have heard it from good sources that there is a way to get a  
sun3 to boot using linux as the server.

I'm in the process of doing this and i'm having the problem as follows:

Rarp support is compiled and working.  Machine resolve's it's IP from  
RARP messages.  Next attempts to tftp load the kernel and gives  
problems.  Using a "packet sniffer" I found the following request  
messages being sent back and forth:

The machine's IP is

Sun 3 > Linux PC:  RRQ "2CFAFA02"

Linux PC > Sun 3:  "Access violation"

I have manually tried to use tftp to retrieve this kernel and have  
gotton Error 2:  Access violation if I just issue the command 
get 2CFAFA02.  If I change the command to get /tftpboot/2CFAFA02 I get  
the kernel...

Any help past this stumbling block would be greatly appreciated.