Subject: Re: Soekris 4801 craziness: pxeboot
To: David Young <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 10/15/2005 10:13:25
In message <>, David Young writes:
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>On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 10:20:27PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> I'm going slightly insane trying to get NetBSD working on a Soekris 
>> 4801.  I'll post the different problems separately.
>> First, I can't get PXEboot working.  It downloads the first-stage
>> bootstrap (pxeboot_ia32.bin), but it can't seem to load
>> netbsd-INSTALL.  tcpdump shows that it's being requested:
>PXE-booting NetBSD on Soekris boards has been broken since sometime after
>NetBSD 1.6.  I just got it to work the other day with the attached patch.

Still not working quite right.  How do I set the serial console speed 
for pxeboot_com0?  It looked like a compile-time option I wasn't sure 
where to set.  For obvious reasons, I'd like to set it to whatever 
speed I'm running my Soekris console at; for equally obvious reasons, 
I'd like that as fast as possible.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,