tech-embed archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

Re: pxeboot com0 no more

Basically, I was doing this: (how-to not finished, but do check out
the pics :) )

Could I just build installboot and run it against the pxeboot file
without messing up anything?

On 1/5/06, David Laight <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 09:36:03AM -0500, matthew sporleder wrote:
> > I recall reading that pxeboot_ia32_com0.bin was changed because
> > installboot could be used for setting serial options, but I'm a little
> > confused on how to get setup initially with a binary distribution.  If
> > I use pxeboot_ia32.bin from HEAD's base.tgz, it doesn't work over
> > com0, my ability to run 'installboot' on it from a non-netbsd system
> > is pretty limited, and so I'm stuck.
> You could always build the tools on your non-netbsd system :-)
> I did consider running installboot to generate it during the build,
> but the makefile would get far too complicated.
> It might be useful to put pxeboot_ia32.bin into the release directory
> (along with the kernels) - making it easier for someone to netboot
> the install kernel and then install from the ftp server.
>         David
> --
> David Laight:

Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index