[Soekris] pxeboot problems with net4801/openbsd

Andrew Thomas Raffles at TeamBadAttitude.co.uk
Mon Oct 27 08:23:04 UTC 2008

'tty pc0'?

I installed Debian and had to use ttyS0.  Not sure if that's your
problem - but it was for me.

-----Original Message-----
From: soekris-tech-bounces at lists.soekris.com
[mailto:soekris-tech-bounces at lists.soekris.com] On Behalf Of Andrew
Sent: 27 October 2008 04:33
To: Soekris-tech at lists.soekris.com
Subject: [Soekris] pxeboot problems with net4801/openbsd

To all:

It seems I am having problems with trying to install openbsd on my
net4501 1.33 bios.  Bascially, I don't know where the problem
is....since i've been spining my wheels dealing with this today that
right now i don't know which way is up...I am sure it's simple, and dumb
that I couldn't figure it out.

The problem:

pxeboot hangs when it's trying to boot off the ram disk kernel (bsd.rd).
I get this message and then the screen freezes:

 >> OpenBSD/i386 PXEBOOT 2.02
booting tftp:bsd.rd: 4733076+742936 [52+174448+160579]=0x58ad08 entry
point at 0x200120

Is it my USB/DB9 cable?  I doubt it....everything else works using the
usb/db9 cable.  I'm now on my third piece of terminal emulation
software...minicom.  by the way...I am using openbsd 4.2 as the dhcp/
tftp server and bsd.rd/boot.conf is in /tftpboot.
why won't bsd.rd boot?  pxeboot/bsd.rd are from openbsd 4.2.  my
boot.conf looks like:

set tty pc0
stty pc0 19200
boot bsd.rd

thank you for your help.


###############output of the install################

0064 Mbyte Memory                        CPU Elan SC520 133 Mhz

Pri Mas  SanDisk SDCFH-2048              LBA Xlt 992-64-63  2001 Mbyte

Slot   Vend Dev  ClassRev Cmd  Stat CL LT HT  Base1    Base2   Int
0:00:0 1022 3000 06000000 0006 2280 00 00 00 00000000 00000000 0:18:0
100B 0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 3F 00 0000E001 A0000000 10 0:19:0 100B
0020 02000000 0107 0290 00 3F 00 0000E101 A0001000 11 0:20:0 100B 0020
02000000 0107 0290 00 3F 00 0000E201 A0002000 05

  5 Seconds to automatic boot.   Press Ctrl-P for entering Monitor.

comBIOS Monitor.   Press ? for help.

 > boot f0

NSC DP83815/DP83816 Fast Ethernet UNDI, v1.03 Copyright (C) 2002, 2003
National Semiconductor Corporation All rights reserved.

Pre-boot eXecution Environment  PXE-2.0 (build 082) Copyright (C)
1997-2000  Intel Corporation

CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 00 24 CA CB 68
probing: pc0 com0 com1 pci pxe![2.1] mem[639K 63M a20=on]
disk: hd0+*
net: mac 00:00:24:ca:cb:68, ip, server  >>
OpenBSD/i386 PXEBOOT 2.02 switching console to pc0  >> OpenBSD/i386
PXEBOOT 2.02 booting tftp:bsd.rd: 4733076+742936
[52+174448+160579]=0x58ad08 entry point at 0x200120

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