Subject: netbooting a 5000/200 for install
To: None <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Steven McDonald <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 04/11/1997 15:45:23
Hi folks, I've dug through all the documentation I can find to no avail. 
So if you can either answer outright, or point me to more documentation I 
would be forever thankful:

I have a DECstation 5000/200 with no operating system on it currently, 
and I'm trying to install NetBSD (big suprise there!). The only other 
machine with a SCSI bus that I could get access to to try and write the 
disk label with is a sun sparc/1 running SunOS. But I could not get the 
disklabel program to compile properly.

My second try was to netboot the DEC off of a Linux box. I sucessfully 
got the nfsnetbsd.ecoff kernel to start, but when it trys to mount a 
root filesystem it just continuously gives the error "RPC: conection 
timed out for server 0xcfa75dff" (or something really close to that)

The root directory is specified in the /etc/bootptab and the directory is 
in the /etc/exports on the Linux box. 

Any ideas?