Subject: Re: MOP booting Decstation 3100 from VMS cluster server?
To: Geoff Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 08/18/1999 16:30:28
"Geoff Roberts" wrote:
> the bootpvend parameter winds up set to a string of garbage characters.
> after each bootp attempt, however it gets the inetaddress and sinetaddress
> correct from the bootp server.
> What is the bootpvend parameter supposed to end up as anyway? The name of
> the boot file?
After a successful boot, it's not there. If I interrupt a boot with ^C, it's
not set to anything:
[[ cut ]]
[[ cut ]]
There's no trailing spaces after the = either.
> I'm getting the impression the bootfile name is getting mangled somehow.
Does VMS have the equivalent of a tcpdump or any other network
> I'm open to suggestions. So far the RZ23 sounds promising....;^)
Seems that way. We'll give it another day or two and see if we can
get anywhere netbooting first. Another option is to send a query
to firstname.lastname@example.org and see if anyone there knows about the VMS
bootp/tftp setup (maybe check the VAX web pages on www.NetBSD.ORG
Say, you don't have any Win95-type peecee's on the network? Mauricio
Tavares successfully loaded a kernel recently from a win95 box.