Can anyone help with the following problems ?
I am trying to netboot (bootp/tftp) a Decstation 5000/200. Although I
have bootpd running in debug mode on a Linux box, I cannot seem to find
any command that will force the Dec to go and collect the IP address and
attempt to start a tftp session.
(Occasionally I do see bootp requests, but I am not really sure where
they're coming from, I've had to guess what the HW address of the Dec is
by reading the bootptab from machines that I believe were used to netboot
this box before)
Although I don't have a real kernel image, I guess that only becomes a
problem when it tries to execute it. I have read Paul Antoine/Tom Reiners
notes on these issues, but without success.
I wonder if anyone can offer any help.
If anyone has a simple kernel image and/or RAMDISK image I could use to
kickstart this process that would also be very much appreciated. Another
thing I am not clear about it loading a RAMDISK image. Should I put this
on a floppy, or try to create ext2 partitions on the SCSI disk, or can I
use NFS root. I have used NFS root before on 386 arch, I don't know if
the code works on the MIPs port.
In short any suggestion or help on how to bring up a diskless Linux
Decstation would be much appreciated.
Many thanks in advance
Bill Melotti Cognito Limited UK