[Soekris] OpenBSD install and net4501

S. Aeschbacher s.aeschbacher at bturtle.ch
Mon Feb 18 17:42:54 UTC 2002

At the moment there seems to be no working solution for PXE-booting
the actual Kernl. IIRC 2.7 was the last kernel which could be booted
with tha available bootloaders.
The simplest way for installing is a CF-IDE adapter. Instert the CF,
boot, and then fdisk an disklabel as you do it with any other disk.
Then you need to install the boot loaders (installboot(8)). After
this you just need to install kernel an binaries and there you go.
PCMCIA- and USB-CF-Adapters should work but you have to set the
geometry yourself when disklabelling (The bios does not recognize
the geometry of CF's in these to adapter-types).

Stefan Aeschbacher

Jacob Hunt wrote:
> Hello,
> I just recieved my net4501 and want to install OpenBSD on it.  I have
> searched google, for any sort of information, maybe I am searching in
> the wrong places.  I was wondering if I can PXE install OpenBSD, and how
> would I go about that.  I also have a SanDisk imagemate and have
> installed OpenBSD from that.  But I can't seem to get the machine to
> boot.  I am assuming because of the drive geometery.
> If any one has any tips on either method of install I would be
> thankful.  For any link's or how to documents that currently exist.
> Thank You,
> Jacob Hunt
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