Subject: Re: 3100/m78 getting there
To: Greg Ingram <>
From: Matt London <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/02/2001 21:28:27

> I'm back and trying to get that 3100/m78 booting.  When last I tried it
> was rather an old kernel.  I found something better and here's what I'm
> seeing:


> I'm having trouble passing the right parms via dhcpd on a Linux box.  In
> fact, I can only get this far with the netbsd kernel in the NFS server's
> root directory.  If I include an "option root-path" line in dhcpd.conf, I
> can't even get the kernel to boot. I can't seem to find the aha! howto
> section.  Anybody got a quick pointer for how I should continue the
> installation?  I'd like to do the whole thing over NFS until I find some
> decent scsi disks.

Here's what I use to netboot my MV3300 using dhcpd in linux:

host fridge {
        hardware ethernet 08:00:2b:0f:b7:14;
        option root-path "/usr/local/NetBSD-1.5/vax/root";

/usr/local/NetBSD-1.5/vax/root contains the root fs :&)

works a treat for me :&)

-- Matt

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