Free Ultra2 in Silicon Valley, USA

Marius Strobl marius at
Wed Nov 12 13:35:44 PST 2008

On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 03:38:48PM -0500, Miles Nordin wrote:
> >>>>> "ms" == Marius Strobl <marius at> writes:
>     ms> I couldn't get the firmware of mine to netboot.
> 'boot net:dhcp' that you're often advised to type silently tries to
> boot by RARP without complaining about the :dhcp.  I gave up trying to
> boot with DHCP.  meh.
> of course freebsd 'loader' will still want dhcp, so you need to have
> rarp + tftp running on the same machine to provide 'loader' to the
> firmware, and also a dhcp server running somewhere.  you do not need a
> bootparams server.  iirc 'loader' will quietly use either tftp or nfs
> to load all it's config and forth bootstrap and kernel and modules.

I've tried with both dhcpd and rarpd in place. I have other
sun4u machines that only boot using RARP so I know my setup


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