Subject: Re: diskless boot
To: Richard Jenniss <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-install
Date: 12/07/2000 18:30:34
On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 01:39:09PM -0800, Richard Jenniss wrote:
> 3x86 /w 5MB ram.
> I have have a 100MB HD installed, but I get an error because NetBSD install
> can't complete.
> I will be putting a 56K isa modem in there, and another ethernet card, its
> going to be router /w remote trigger of some sort to use dialup.

If you don't have a prom on the ethenet board then you need to load
the kernel from some kind of disk (HD, floppy, ...).
To have root on NFS just use:
boot netbsd -a
then when it ask for the root device, give your ethernet board.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.