Subject: Re: Netbooting, Minor Problems
To: Tobias Ernst <>
From: David Sullivan <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/30/1999 10:36:53
My results netbooting my Multia are utterly identical.  The fastest (most
moronic) workaround is to boot with
"-flags n" -- then it simply asks for the root device etc. and avoids
waiting for the hang/timeout/error.  But what is the true cause of this

>After probing is done, however, I get the following messages:
>nfs_boot: trying BOOTP/DHCP
>nfs_boot: timeout...
>cannout mount root, error = 60
>root device (default de0):
>At this prompt , I simply press enter, then I press enter when being asked
>the dump device, and enter when being asked for the file system (default
>Then the kernel retries:
>nfs_boot: trying BOOTP/DHCP
>nfs_boot: BOOTP server: 0xc0a80101
>and so forth, i.e. this time the bootp request suceeds and the machine
>into multi user mode. Why does it not work in the first time?