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Re: Problems net booting Decstation

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Subject: Re: Problems net booting Decstation
From: "James A. Jacocks" <jjacocks@helix.nih.gov>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 10:27:02 -0500
In-reply-to: <19990310065938.R675@mkovach.nacs.net>
Yeah, last time I called DEC, they wanted $800.00 for an Ultrix CD.  For a
completely unsupported OS!

On Wed, 10 Mar 1999, Mat Kovach wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 10, 1999 at 11:13:49AM +0100, Michael Engel wrote:
> : 
> : Hi,
> : 
> : > 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.
> : 
> 
> You may want to check the revision level of your bootrom to make sure they
> are no known problems with tftp booting.  The NetBSD pages have some info
> about the bootproms at 
> 
> http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/pmax/board-list.html#proms
> 
> My Decstation just won't tftp boot, so I tried kernel by booting the kernel 
> using the Ultrix bootloader with some success.  Put due to some terrible
> luck with the eletric company, that drive was corrupted.
> 
> Anybody know of a place I can pickup some Ultrix install media, cheap?
> 
> : From the boot monitor, first determine what pseudo TurboChannel slot
> : your system board is with
> : cnfg
> : You should see all your TurboChannel boards listed and an entry for the
> : system board with ethernet address, SCSI devices etc. Let's assume the
> : number is 3 (I really don't know what the value for a 5000/200 is, sorry 
> ...),
> : then you boot via network with
> : boot 3/tftp/vmlinux
> : (replace vmlinux with the name of your kernel image)
> : 
> : > (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)
> : 
> : You can see the hardware address from the cnfg listing ...
> : 
> : regards,
> :     Michael Engel   (engel@unix-ag.org)
> : 
> 
> -- 
> Mat Kovach                                          mkovach@mkovach.nacs.net
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