Subject: Re: 3/50 netboot problem
To: Logan Bowers <>
From: Bernd Walter <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 10/31/2001 10:01:50
On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 09:44:49AM +0100, Bernd Walter wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 07:16:46PM -0500, Logan Bowers wrote:
> > Hmmm...  Try adding this to your bootparm line: 
> > gateway=
> > to give your machine a netmask.  
> Have you read my original mail?
> I exactly have this (with a different gateway IP) in my bootparam file.
> But it doesn't matter because it's failing fetching these.
> What happens is:
> Getting the IP via rarp.
> Fetching netboot vis tftp.
> Getting the IP via rarp again (now for netboot).
> Getting complete information via bootparm is failing.

A Solaris 8 box with exactly the same bootparam file answers:
>b le()
Boot: le(0,0,0) 
Using IP Address = 0A01012C
Booting from tftp server at = 0A010117
Downloaded 18432 bytes from tftp server.

>> NetBSD netboot [$Revision: 1.7 $]
Using IP Address = 0A01012C
net_open: client addr:
net_open: client name:
net_open: subnet mask:
net_open: net gateway:
net_open: server addr:
net_open: server path: /var/d27/boot/cicely42
netboot: trying netbsd
netboot: loading netbsd

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