Subject: Re: bin/7656: run kvm_mkdb at boot to fix dmesg error
To: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gordon W. Ross <email@example.com>
Date: 05/29/1999 02:36:29
Simon Burge writes:
[ in regards to what "booted_kernel" should be ]
> It _is_ trivial to ensure that the kernel on the TFTP or MOP server
> and the kernel in the client's root directory are identical, but is it
> a requirement to have the file name the same in each case? I prefer
> calling the kernel in the diskless client area "/netbsd", but calling
> the kernel by hostname in the TFTP/MOP server directory. I guess I
> could make directories based on the hostname, and put kernels called
> "netbsd" in those, but (a) I don't see why this should be dictated by
> the OS and (b) some machines have problems with the length of the TFTP
> bootfile name.
The best thing here is a real boot program in the TFTP area,
i.e. one which can load /netbsd from the actual NFS root.
You get other nice features too, like choosing which kernel
to boot. See the sparc, sun3, or any of several others.