Subject: Re: Netboot sucessful!!!...sort of....
To: Jeremy Cooper <>
From: Peter Svensson <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 07/03/1996 22:28:24
> On Wed, 3 Jul 1996, David Graff wrote:
> > > [make sure /sbin/init is world-executable ]
> > 
> > I don't think that this is "relavent" as the only thing that I think that  
> > netbsd's boot kernel understands is the  small pile of packages that come  
> > with it...i'll give it a shot and see what happens if I see a need to.
> It is revlevant actually.  At the point in the boot process where you 
> are, the kernel has just been loaded into memory and is preparing to 
> mount (or may have already suceeded in mounting) the root file system and
> executing /sbin/init - the first true user process.  The packages come a 
> little later.

>From what I remember, the kernel was _not_ loaded, it was the boot-loader 
(second stage boot program) that failed to nfs-mount the directory holding the 
real kernel. I _think_ the netboot sends requests as root.