[Soekris] OpenBSD 3.5 installation on net4801 question
ak+soekris at freeshell.org
Tue Aug 3 15:06:29 UTC 2004
On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 12:51:50AM -0400, Len Jacobs wrote:
> I noticed several postings regarding setting up soekris devices by first
> installing OBSD on the hard drive while it is installed in a laptop. If
> you follow that procedure, how do you setup networking in that instance?
> Are you able to configure the soekris and sshd so you could simply ssh
> to it aftr the OS is installed? I can not figure out how to get that
> working and for some reason my dhcpd server is not getting seen by the
> soekris pxeboot process.
I used a 2.5" drive mounted on the 4801 itself and played around
with the configuration until I was happy. I then transferred
the content of the hard drive to a CF card by simply using
rsync. I had to do some fixup afterwards by booting the OpenBSD
bsd.rd kernel because I wanted to have some devices in /dev
prebuilt ("std" and "wd0") and build the rest on bootup from
/etc/rc with /dev union mounted on MFS, and /var needed to be
cleaned out (MFS mounting it with copy from /proto/var), and
other similar things.
Regarding you DHCP problem, did you read the OpenBSD diskless(8)
and pxeboot(8) manuals? To install on the hard drive connected
to the 4801, I pxe-booted the i386 bsd.rd kernel from my
OpenBSD/amd64 machine. I used the information from those two
manuals to set the diskless booting up.
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