Netra X1 / FreeBSD 5.x / Network install ?

Royce Williams royce at
Sat Oct 2 07:23:47 PDT 2004

Xavier Beaudouin wrote, On 9/30/2004 7:48 AM:

> I am looking a way to install FreeBSD/Sparc64 using network... Because 
> X1 doesn't have any CDROM or floppies and have to be installed using 
> netboot (on OFW boot net <whatever>).
> Is there any place I can lookaround to modify a bit boot disk / mfsboot 
> files to install using tftp / rarpd / bootparam or dhcp ?

Anthony Volodkin did a great writeup for this for Daemon News:

... and Anthony's boot loaders are here:

Murray's original FreeBSD/sparc64 5.0-CURRENT Installation Instructions
may also prove useful:

I used the boot loader from the installation CD, copied the entire CD's
contents to the appropriate directory, and netbooted.  Worked great.


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