Subject: Re: newbie netinstall success with 2100
To: Toru Nishimura <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 01/22/1998 19:51:22
On Thu, 22 Jan 1998, Toru Nishimura wrote:

> 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... 

true, it doesn't use bootparamd when booting the kernel, but the
nfsnetbsd.ecoff kernel requires it to know where to mount its / from... 

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