Subject: Re: 3100/m78 getting there
To: None <>
From: maximum entropy <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/02/2001 16:29:59
>Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 15:19:12 -0500 (CDT)
>From: Greg Ingram <>
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>> NetBSD/vax boot [May 7 1999 06:49:43] << 
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>WARNING: you must update your boot blocks.
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>root device (default le0): ~.
>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.

Before you do anything else, grab /usr/mdec/boot from the 1.5.1_BETA2
snapshot, and place the boot in your client nfs root.

I won't guarantee it will solve all your problems, but it should
help.  Trying to boot a recent kernel with ancient boot code can
sometimes be a big waste of time.

entropy -- it's not just a good idea, it's the second law.