Subject: Re: VAXstation 2000 netboot
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 02/28/2000 13:12:01
>> Does *anyone* have a VS2k or uV2k successfully booting diskless?
> I've had VS2000 netbooting and running VMS 5.5-something and
> currently I netboot experimental linux-vax kernels on it. No
> problems at all. I use the same mopd as with NetBSD, but haven't
> tried NetBSD on a VS2K.
If you use the same mopd, Something Is Wrong.
However, I am happy to report that I have managed to get something
working. I downloaded boot.mop via the console serial line (initially,
by processing it into many "d/l/p" commands; then I wrote a small
"grappling hook" that allows me to download at almost full serial line
rate, which is about four times as fast). Explicitly telling it to
boot le()netbsd managed to bring up the diskless kernel.
Now, since I have hard evidence that the Ethernet can indeed receive
packets, I really want to know what's wrong with MOP-booting! :-/
Well, with luck it soon won't matter. The machine does have a disk
that I should be able to set it up to boot from.
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