Subject: uVAX II / DEQNA / DHCP (was: I think my DEQNA works)
To: Chuck McManis <>
From: Greg Ingram <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/22/1999 10:02:12

On Sun, 20 Jun 1999, Chuck McManis wrote:

> In 1.4 instead of using bootparams the kernel trys BOOTP first and then
> goes out to lunch if it can't get a response. My workaround was to put the
> uVAX on its own segment, download dhcpd from the net build it and then set
> up the config file to boot it. 

More netbooting adventures:

What I'd really like is to netboot this beast and have it mount its root
filesystem over NFS.  I've got a NetBSD/x86 system that I want to be the
server.  It dishes up the boot.mop file fine.  Then I grab the kernel from
kern.tgz in the 1.4 distribution.  But it finds the DHCP server running on
a Linux box instead of the BOOTP server running on NetBSD/x86.  So I tried
using the DHCP server anyway and everything works but the actual NFS

Here's an excerpt from my dhcpd.conf:

	host hephaistos
	  hardware ethernet 08:00:2b:03:8a:eb;
	  fixed-address hephaistos;
	  filename "/tftpboot/netbsd";
	  option host-name "hephaistos";
	  option root-path "/export/vax/root";

But the uVAX II reports:

	nfs_boot: mountd ':/export/vax/root', error=13
	no file system for qe0
	cannot mount root, error = 79

Am I missing an option in dhcpd.conf?  Any suggestions?

- Greg