Subject: Re: NetBSD-1.1 and 3/60 rom rev. 1.6
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 11/30/1995 16:33:21
> Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 21:26:24 +0200 (EET)
> From: Pasi Pirhonen <>

> First of all: should it work?

Yes.  That netboot works for me, but there may be problems with it
when run on a machine with a really old PROM revision.  What is
the PROM revision of your machine?  (displayed at power-on)

> I have been trying to boot it last couple of nights from
> Linux and FreeBSD without luck. It will get IP-address via
> RARP and load netboot via tftp. Then it tries to do something
> for a while -> 
> >> NetBSD netboot [$Revision: 1.2 $]
> couple of seconds ....
> Requesting Internet address for xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
> it keeps rolling that \|/-loop for ever and ever .....

That is the PROM network driver trying to RARP for its IP address.
For some reason, it is not getting a satisfactory response.

> I know that rpc.bootparamd is working, but i can't see any
> requests from my 3/60 in debug-mode

All you should see at that point is RARP packets.