[Soekris] Problem netbooting with netbsd on net4501

ahorn@deorth.org ahorn at deorth.org
Wed Apr 30 18:51:02 UTC 2003


I'm trying to netboot netbsd 1.6.1 so that I can install directly onto a
microdrive I have installed in this unit. I don't have ready access to a
another local netbsd box that I can slot the microdrive into which is why
I'm going down this path.

I get DHCP, and it tftp's the file specified. Then it attempts to mount
root, and can't find the kernel.

The kernel is in both /tftpboot directory on the tftp server, and in
/export/diskless/root. I have successfully mounted /export/diskless/root
on other systems on the same net, so NFS seems to be functioning.

Any help gratefully appreciated :)



> boot f0

BootManage UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
BootManage PXE-2.0 PROM 1.0, NATSEC 1.0, SDK 3.0/082 (OEM52)
Copyright (C) 1989,2000 bootix Technology GmbH, D-41466 Neuss.
PXE Software Copyright (C) 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Intel Corporation.
Licensed to National Semiconductor

CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 00 24 C0 B1 3C

>> NetBSD/i386 PXE Boot, Revision 1.0
>> (autobuild at tgm.daemon.org, Sun Sep  8 19:25:51 UTC 2002)
>> Memory: 577/64512 k
Press return to boot now, any other key for boot menu
Starting in 0
PXE BIOS Version 2.1
Using PCI device at bus 0 device 18 function 0
pxe0: Ethernet address 00:00:24:c0:b1:3c
net_open: client addr:
net_open: subnet mask:
net_open: net gateway:
net_open: server addr:
net_open: server path: /export/diskless/root
net_open: file name: pxeboot_ia32_com0.bin
open netbsd: No such file or directory
boot: No such file or directory
Boot fail

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