[Soekris] OpenBSD install and net4501

Jacob Hunt jhunt at securitysolace.net
Mon Feb 18 17:24:50 UTC 2002

Thanks for the PXE info, I guess that is out of the question.  I was
able to install via a usb adapter and, of course it can't guess the
geometery.  So after installation, and before reboot I issue these

cp /usr/mdec/boot /mnt/boot
installboot -v -s 32 -h 64 /mnt/boot /usr/mdec/biosboot sd0

When I reboot I get "Bad Magic", is my disklabel not written correctly? 
Any pointers would help, I'm not afraid to try anything.  Thanks for all
the input so far.  So are you suggesting that I installboot, before I
install OpenBSD?

Thanks again,
Jacob Hunt

On Mon, 2002-02-18 at 10:42, S. Aeschbacher wrote:
> Hi
> 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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