Subject: Re: netbooting a 5000/200 for install
To: Steven McDonald <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/13/1997 15:00:58
It might be worthwhile trying to use the sun as a NFS server -
Some versions of linux have 'difficulties' with NFS.
Alternatively, can you run tcpdump on any other host to see the
traffic between the Decstation & NFS server?
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On Fri, 11 Apr 1997, Steven McDonald wrote:
> 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?