Subject: Re: A couple of SS1 questions.
To: Brad Spencer <>
From: Lau Kin Jock <kin.lau@shaw.wave.ca_NO_SPAM>
List: port-sparc
Date: 07/23/1997 00:12:03
Brad Spencer wrote:

>    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
>    first.
> 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.

First try after L1-A always gets me the loopback failure message, but if
try again, it usually goes thru the process.

> [Did the file actually go out over the wire??  How does one tell??]

tcpdump?  Haven't tried yet.

Kin Lau

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