Subject: Re: netbooting problems
To: David Reichelt <>
From: David Reichelt <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 07/23/2004 16:48:22
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From: "David Reichelt" <
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Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 2:21 PM
Subject: netbooting problems
> hi everybody,
> i build a small network so set up a netbooting client.
> the server is a ss20(netbsd 2.0 beta)
> the client is a ipx
> i set up the tftp server ( /tftpboot) on the server, i put a
> in the /tftpboot an renamed it to C0A8010A because a set
> in the /etc/ethers 08:00:20:0D:11:16 SUNIPX an in the /etc/hosts
> i think itīs right up to this point, yes?
> then i started the rarp server by "/usr/sbin/rarpd -a -d "
> after that i start the client and type in "boot net"
> the rarp debug says this:
> bash-2.05b# rarpd: le0: 8:0:20:74:22:d9
> Jul 21 14:13:52 sunone rarpd[300]: le0: 8:0:20:74:22:d9
> rarpd: received packet on le0
> Jul 21 14:14:01 sunone rarpd[300]: received packet on le0
> rarpd: 08:00:20:0d:11:16 asked; SUNIPX replied
> Jul 21 14:14:01 sunone rarpd[300]: 08:00:20:0d:11:16 asked; SUNIPX replied
> i waited 30minutes without anything happen :-(
> during that time i run tcpdump and got a line i donīt understand:
> 14:16:05.324849 SUNIPX.22695 > 23 RRQ "C0A8010A.SUN4C"
> i think the tftp client doesnīt know where the tftpserver is right?
> does someone knows how to fix this problem?
> thx a lot
> david

ok now it does download the boot loader,
there comes a "booting netbsd" :-))))
then it prints
bootp: no reply
using bootparams protocol: ip 'whoiam' call failed
canīt open NFS network connection :-(

my exports look as follows:
/export/client/root -maproot=root:wheel SUNIPX
/export/client/swap -maproot=root:wheel SUNIPX
/export/client/usr -maproot=nobody:nobody SUNIPX
/export/client/home -maproot=nobody:nobody SUNIPX

if i try to start mountd it says
Jul 23 16:38:15 sunone mountd[502]: "/export/client/usr -maproot", line 3:
Can't change attributes for /export/client/usr to SUNIPX: Operation not
Jul 23 16:38:15 sunone mountd[502]: "/export/client/home -maproot", line 4:
Can't change attributes for /export/client/home to SUNIPX: Operation not
so i think the problem is the nfs server right?

i killed lines 2-4 ;-) and started the mountd

google says nothing about "bootparamd: whoiam call failed"
the howto says:
If the bootparams requests fail, the client will print:
bootparamd: `whoami' call failed
le(0,0,0,0): Unknown error: code 60
boot: Unknown error: code 60
but it does not says what i have to check :-(
can somebody help me? thx a lot