Subject: Re: newbie netinstall success with 2100
To: None <>
From: Toru Nishimura <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 01/22/1998 11:30:21

> Hi folks... I'm the proud(?) owner of a Decstation 2100 running netbsd. 
> [1] :)  I installed it off the network, using a linux machine for
> rpc.bootparamd, and an alpha running Digital Unix for NFS and tftp. 
> The first major problem I had was not being able to find any machines with
> a working rpc.bootparamd -- Digital Unix doesn't ship with one, and sun's
> version doesn't listen to broadcasts. [2]


One notice; NetBSD/pmax 1.3 does NOT use rpc.bootparamd.  It goes
straight BOOTP(DHCP) and TFTP way to netboot.  This means the server
side configuration is done simply by '/etc/bootptab' mod.  No
/etc/ethers, no /etc/bootparams anymore. Quite happiness... 

Here is a sample /etc/bootptab entry.


Tohru Nishimura
Nara Institute of Science and Technology