Subject: Netboot/installboot?
To: None <>
From: Lucio De Re <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/31/2003 19:10:43
I last used these, with some difficulty, in 1.5.2.

I note that /sys/arch/i386/stand/netboot has acquired support for
a few highly desirable additional network adapters, but I now can't
seem to be able to install these on a boot floppy as I have done
in the past.

The expected

	/usr/mdec/installboot -f -b 200 /sys/arch/i386/stand/netboot/3c90xb/obj/netboot_3c90xb.sym /dev/rfd0a


	installboot: nlist: no fraglist
	installboot: error reading bootblocks

which I take to mean that the bootblocks in netboot_3c90xb.sym are not
of the right variety.  I'd appreciate some instruction on how to build
the right ones.

Besides the fact that a new installboot seems to have appeared in
/usr/sbin with entirely new properties, which exclude the i386 :-(

	# installboot
	Usage: installboot [-nv] [-m machine] [-o options] [-t fstype]
			   [-b s1start] [-B s2start] filesystem primary [secondary]
	Usage: installboot -c [-nv] [-m machine] [-o options] [-t fstype] filesystem
	installboot: Supported machines are:
		alpha, i386, macppc, news68k, newsmips, pmax, shark, sparc, sparc64,
		sun2, sun3, vax
	installboot: Supported file system types are:
		ffs, raw
Hm, the (source: /usr/src/usr.sbin/installboot/installboot.8) man
page omits the i386 :-(


PS: I may well be mixing 1.6 (release) with a later source release,
but I don't think so.