Subject: RE: netbooting a 5000/200 for install
To: '' <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Dransfield <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 04/14/1997 09:54:22
I just booted a 3100 like this (off an Ultrix 4.4 machine) and found
that I had to have
reverse arp running with an entry in the /etc/ethers file and then a
rpc.bootparamd to specify the mount points (and got the error you are
seeing when this
wasn't running)

>> 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?
>> Thanks,
>> Steve