Netbooting Sparc64

Didrik Madheden didrik at
Sun Apr 22 00:42:14 UTC 2007

That seems pretty straightforward, I'll try it out. Thank you.
But there's one more problem (Please forgive my ignorance, but
everybody has a first time) I don't really know how to manage NFS. I
should probably read a guide and so on, but maybe you (Or someone)
could give a quick guide on how to set up a share?

Also, another problem is that I'm using my router for DHCP, is there
any way of doing this without giving extra options via DHCP? I could
perhaps solve it some other way, but given the hardware I possess,
it'd be easier if this could be solved without using a DHCP server on
a box.

On 4/22/07, Miles Nordin <carton at> wrote:
> >>>>> "dm" == Didrik Madheden <didrik at> writes:
>     dm> A push in the right direction,
> set up RARP and TFTP on the boot server.  Put /boot/loader onto the
> TFTP server and name it after your machine's IP address in hex, in all
> caps, such as '0A64648E' for
> When you type 'boot net' at the ok prompt, OpenPROM will do RARP, and
> then TFTP for that filename to whatever IP answered the RARP lookup.
> When /boot/loader gets control, it will call back to OpenPROM for
> access to the network chip and console.  It will use DHCP.  Set up
> DHCP on some machine, and use 'options root-path' to point
> /boot/loader to the root filesystem.  ex.:
> host amber {
>   fixed-address amber;
>   hardware ethernet 08:00:20:01:02:03;
>   option root-path "";
> }
> /boot/loader will read all the other /boot/... stuff it needs over
> NFS, so make an NFS share for it.  Use '-maproot=root' in the exports
> file on the NFS server.
> Don't use bootparams at all.
> RARP and TFTP must run on the same machine.  DHCP can run on a
> different machine if you like.  The NFS server can be a third machine.

/Didrik Madheden

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