Subject: Re: Test kernel available
To: Michael Kukat <>
From: Brian Hechinger <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/15/2001 14:11:47
Michael Kukat drunkenly mumbled...
> Hi !
> On Mon, 15 Jan 2001, Brian Hechinger wrote:
> [lots of offtopic stuff for the port-vax-list :)]

it was late, i tend to do that when i'm tired.

> NetBSD knows about booting via such modern things like DHCP and NFS. It's the
> most comfortable way, because if you use NFS root-fs, it's a good idea, to use
> the fs to boot the same way.

ah, NetBSD knows about NFS, but the ROM doesn't have a clue.  something has to
exist to get the kernel/bootloader onto the system which then understands NFS.

in this case we are using MOP, which is just a replacement for tftp.  i can
netboot my DECstations using my choice of MOP of TFTP, so it's just one more

i'll probably just build a MOP server on my sparc20 since a lot of the ROM
versions for the DECstations are buggy with tftp.  plus this new problem of
not being able to use the tftp server provided with solaris >= 7 (haven't tried
a copy of the 2.6 tftpd, and i'm pretty sure the one from 2.5.1 works)

i'll report success/failure later today sometime.