diskless FreeBSD 5.0

Eduardo Viruena Silva mrspock at esfm.ipn.mx
Thu Apr 10 16:40:33 PDT 2003

Hello pals!

I'm trying to make an x-term out of a pentium II/366MHz computer.

I believe I have successfully installed the operating system
for my x-term in the /usr/diskless directory on my server.
Configured nfs, dhcp and tftp and anyone of them works fine.
I compiled a kernel that includes the following options:

        options BOOTP
        options BOOTP_COMPAT
        options BOOTP_NFSROOT

and put it in the /tftpboot directory.

Now, I started my xterm with etherboot.  Etherboot recognizes
the network configuration.

Loading ROM image...
ROM segment 0x1000 legth 0x4000 reloc 0x8f00
Boot from (N)etwork or from (L)ocal? N
Etherboot/32 version 4.6.1 (GPL) for [3C5x9]
Probing...[3C5x9]3C5x9 board on ISA at 0x300 - 10base2
Ethernet address: 00:20:AF:39:55:F2
Searching for server (DHCP)...
Me:, Server, Gateway
Loading kernel (ELF/FreeBSD)...  done

Now, the kernel loads, suddenly it freezes, and my computer reboots.
According to some letters in the list, I saw somebody suggesting
to add  CPUTYPE=i686 to the /etc/make.conf file before compiling
the kernel.  I did it but the result is the same.

Where did I go wrong?

Could you help me?

Thanks in advance.

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