Subject: Net booting
To: None <port-hp300@NetBSD.ORG>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 03/06/1997 15:47:55
I am beginning to think I have a hardware problem on my HP9000/300
system rather than a software one.  Here is the bootup screen I get
(tediously typed in from reading the screen) after the screen clears
and the boot process starts:

----------------------------- SOH ---------------------------------
hpib0 at sc7
>> $NetBSD: netboot.c,v 1.10 1995/10/04 07:24:32 thorpej Exp $
Boot: [netbsd] [-s][-a][-d] :-
boot: client IP address:
boot: client name rapture
root addr= path=/usr/local/nfsclient/rapture
le(0,0,0,0) Unknown error: code -1
boot: Unknown error: code -1
----------------------------- EOT ---------------------------------

Not the "hpib0 at sc7" line at the beginning.  Sometimes it does boot
and I am pretty sure that line isn't there in those casesi but I am not
absolutely positive about that.  My biggest problem is no documentation.
I see dip switches on the ethernet card and I suspect there is a boot ROM
monitor but I don't know how to get to it.  The HP site is no help as
it is mostly marketing tripe.  Anyone have any pointers to some sort of
online documentation for these things?

Any help appreciated.

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