Subject: 3/E netboot problems...
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Allan 'Norm' Crain <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 07/03/1997 09:47:59
I recently aquired four workstations which are apparently powered by Sun 3/E
motherboards. Among various other odd boards in the chassis, there is a
501-8027 Sun 3/E Ethernet and SCSI board. I'm trying to boot NetBSD over the
network with these, since I don't have any disks I could reasonably be
expected to connect to the SCSI board. Unfortunately, for some reason, NetBSD
doesn't want to see the ie on the 501-8027. The boot ROM sees it, the NetBSD
netboot program sees it, but the kernel does not. I've used both the generic
kernel and the ramdisk kernel on the site, neither will
acknowledge the existance of ie0.

Boot: ie(0,0,0)
Using IP Address = CFE626CD
Booting from tftp server at = CFE626C9
Downloaded 14336 bytes from tftp server.

>> NetBSD netboot [$Revision: 1.5 $]
Using IP Address = CFE626CD
boot: client addr:
boot: client name: hydra
boot: subnet mask:
boot: net gateway:
boot: server addr:
boot: server path: /net/hydra/
Starting program at 0x4000
sun3_save_symtab:  found 58320 + 56227
console is zstty0 (ttya)
[ preserving 114551 bytes of netbsd symbol table ]

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NetBSD 1.2 (GENERIC) #89: Thu Oct  3 18:08:02 EDT 1996
Model: Sun 3/E (hostid 18000dcd)
fpu: mc68881
real mem = 4177920
avail mem = 2752512
using 38 buffers containing 311296 bytes of memory
mainbus0 (root)
obio0 at mainbus0
zsc0 at obio0 addr 0x0 level 6 (softpri 3)
kbd0 at zsc0 channel 0
ms0 at zsc0 channel 1
zsc1 at obio0 addr 0x20000 level 6 (softpri 3)
zstty0 at zsc1 channel 0 (console)
zstty1 at zsc1 channel 1
eeprom0 at obio0 addr 0x40000
clock0 at obio0 addr 0x60000 level 5
memerr0 at obio0 addr 0x80000 (Parity memory)
intreg0 at obio0 addr 0xa0000
obmem0 at mainbus0
vmes0 at mainbus0
vmel0 at mainbus0
root on ie0
swap on ie0
dump on ie0
panic: nfs_boot: no suitable interface
Stopped at      _Debugger+0x6:  unlk    a6