Free Ultra2 in Silicon Valley, USA
marius at alchemy.franken.de
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 alchemy.franken.de> 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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