Subject: install/14809: Erroneous info on sparc installation instructions
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/02/2001 05:31:50
>Number:         14809
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       Erroneous info on sparc installation instructions
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Dec 02 05:32:00 PST 2001
>Originator:     Tomi Nylund
>Release:        1.5.2/sparc
Univ. of Oulu, Finland
The sparc installation documentation tells you to use tftpd to transfer a kernel to
a sparc booting over ethernet (at "configuring your netboot server"). The command
given for symlinking the to appropriate ipaddr-arch-combination is:
# ln -s /tftpboot/ /tftpboot/C0A8010A.SUN4C

Now, the problem is, tftpd runs chrooted from inetd, so the tftpd won't be able to find
the boot block (/tftpboot does not exist inside chroot jail). 

Just follow the instruction on INSTALL.html for configuring a netboot server.
The command should read:

# cd /tftpboot
# ln -s ./ C0A8010A.SUN4C

This ensures the symlink is inside the chrooted environment.