Subject: Re: A couple of SS1 questions.
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Brad Spencer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/22/1997 22:54:47
Brad Spencer wrote:
> Given a Sparc 1 with ROM revision 1.3 and NetBSD 1.2G or so...
> 1) Has anyone managed to netboot a machine with that configuration. I
> attempted to do this and was unsuccessful. What appeared to happen was
> repeated attempts to retreive the boot code with tftp. As far as I can
> tell everything should have worked [the ethers file was right, the
> bootparams file was right, the boot code existed and pointed to correctly,
> and all the proper daemons were running], it just never managed to get the
> boot file.
Got myself a SS1+ w/ 1.3 ROMs and the _exact_ same problem... I'm
booting off a Linux
server. Tftpd keeps sending the file, but the ss1+ won't take it for
some reason. _If_
I first boot SunOS (from disk), then netbooting comes up fine. Once in
a bluemoon, with
the right flick of the power switch, it'll netboot without doing SunOS
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In my fiddling I noticed something else....
After one breaks back to the PROM, any attempt to boot would fail right
away [a netboot would result in a complaint about not being able to send a
loopback packet]. One must do a 'reset' first. Odd.... [well, maybe not
terribly, I'v noticed this under SunOS every once in a while]. This would
imply that something gets fiddled about with.
[Did the file actually go out over the wire?? How does one tell??]
Brad Spencer - email@example.com http://anduin.eldar.org