Subject: Re: Net booting
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 03/06/1997 14:00:17
On Thu, 6 Mar 1997 15:47:55 -0500 (EST) (D'Arcy J.M. Cain) wrote:

 > 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:

No, I don't think there's a hardware problem...

 > ----------------------------- SOH ---------------------------------
 > hpib0 at sc7
 > >> NetBSD NETWORK BOOT HP9000/360 CPU
 > >> $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 ---------------------------------

Note, you've successfully rarp'd and done a bootparam for root.  Looks
like you're probably losing here on the NFS mount of /.

Can you please try the SYS_UBOOT at:

If you still see problems, please use tcpdump to log the booting process
and make that available to me?

 > 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?

HP would like to see all of the 300s die, I think... I've had a very
hard time scaring up docs on these... A few folks were working on
an hp300 hardware FAQ, but I don't know what became of it.

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