Subject: Re: Need help with HP9000/360 boot-up over a network
To: Ognen Duzlevski <>
From: Greg Oster <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 08/31/1999 20:53:42
Ognen Duzlevski writes:
> Hello,
> I bought an HP 9000/300 and am trying to boot it up over the network. The
> server is a machine running FreeBSD 3.2 and I have all the daemons running
> - rbootd, rarpd, bootparamd, mountd and nfsd. I even set-up a DNS
> local domain and am running named to be able to locally resolve machine
> names and IPs. However, the HP machine ( is getting
> responses from rbootd, rarpd and rbootparamd perfectly but it wont mount
> the /export directory where the client kernel of netbsd is. the exports
> file on the server has the following line in it:
> /export -alldirs -maproot=root
> and mountd refuses the -alldirs line.

Ognen and I have been working at getting this going, and have succeeded 
in figuring out what was wrong.  

For the record:  /export was a real directory on / (and not a mount point), 
and thus the correct line for /etc/exports should have been:

  / -alldirs -maproot=root

(not exactly obvious :-/ )


Greg Oster