Subject: Re: Diskless VaxStation 4000/60 & RedHat 6.0
To: None <>
From: emanuel stiebler <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/12/1999 07:38:51
----- Original Message -----
From: emanuel stiebler <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 1999 1:03 PM
Subject: Diskless VaxStation 4000/60

> Hi all,
> I'm sure that's something stupid, what i forgot,
> but trying to netboot my vax i got:

> nfs_boot: my_mask=0xffffff00
> nfs_boot: gateway=0xc0a8014b
> root on asterix:/HDC3/Roots/murray
> panic: nfs_mountroot: getattr for root
> syncing disks... done

> Any ideas ?

Ok, I found the mail of Aaron, to shut up the NFS3 on the redhat, because
it's broken. But still some problems.

I couldn't do any devices.

Booted for the first time, (with rc.conf, configured=NO)
trying a "MAKEDEV all" i get tons of errors with:

/dev/...  is a directory

after is try to boot again (with rc.conf, configured=YES, i cant get login,
because: (sorry for the complete header):

> boot
Trying BOOTP
Using IP address:
myip: murray (, gateip:, mask:
root addr= path=/HDC3/Roots/murray
834728+43864+161316+[64440+72735] total=0x11f603
Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
    The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.  All rights reserved.
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    The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.

NetBSD 1.4_BETA (GENERIC) #2: Thu Apr 29 03:21:07 CEST 1999

VAXstation 4000/60
realmem = 41418752
avail mem = 35606528
Using 505 buffers containing 2068480 bytes of memory.
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: KA46
cpu0: turning on floating point chip
vsbus0 at mainbus0
vsbus0: interrupt mask 0
dz0 at vsbus0 csr 0x200a0000 vec 124 ipl 15 maskbit 4
dz0: 4 lines
lkc0 at dz0
ln0 at vsbus0 csr 0x200e0000 vec 770 ipl 15 maskbit 1
ln0: address 08:00:2b:35:11:51
boot device: ln0
nfs_boot: trying DHCP/BOOTP
nfs_boot: DHCP server: 0xc0a8014b
nfs_boot: my_name=murray
nfs_boot: my_domain=ecubuero
nfs_boot: my_addr=0xc0a80157
nfs_boot: my_mask=0xffffff00
nfs_boot: gateway=0xc0a8014b
root on asterix:/HDC3/Roots/murray
Clock has lost 10783 day(s) - CHECK AND RESET THE DATE.
root file system type: nfs
Automatic boot in progress: starting file system checks.
mount: /: unknown special file or file system.
setting tty flags
starting network
hostname: murray
default              asterix.ecubuero     done
configuring network interfaces:.
add net default: gateway asterix
swapctl: adding ASTERIX:/HDC3/Roots/murray/swap.file as swap device at
starting system logger
checking for core dump...
savecore: no core dump (no dumpdev)
starting rpc daemons: portmap.
starting nfs daemons:.
creating runtime link editor directory cache.
ldconfig: /usr/pkg/lib: No such file or directory
ldconfig: /usr/X11R6/lib: No such file or directory
setting securelevel: kern.securelevel: 0 -> 1
checking quotas: done.
building databases...
clearing /tmp
updating motd.
standard daemons: update cron.
starting network daemons: inetd.
starting local daemons:.
Thu Jan  1 13:19:56 PST 1970

NetBSD/vax (murray) (console)

login: root
root login refused on this terminal.
Jan  1 13:20:07 murray login: LOGIN root REFUSED ON TTY .nfsB00204.4

What I'm still missing/doing wrong ?

cheer & thanks for any ideas,