Subject: Re: Booting a Sun3 via network
To: None <>
From: Peter Svensson <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 07/02/1996 17:43:30
> 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...

You need a version of tftpd that chroots to /tftpboot at startup. The one in 
the xkernel package should do. Check the mail archives for the location.