On Sat, Jul 03, 1999 at 09:34:52PM +0200, Richard van den Berg wrote:
> > I have recently followed the instructions from the DECStation Linux
> > installation HOWTO site setting up the boot and root FS server. I am using
> > a
> > a alpha 500 running unix 4.0d as a server from which to boot the DEC
> > station.
> > I have followed all the steps thus far to the point of configuring the
> > bootptab. This is how I configured it so far:
> > byron:\ //The name of my machine
> > ::\
> > :ht=ether:\
> > :ha=080026301a59:\
> > :bf=vmlinux:\
> > :sa=10.1.0.100:\
> > :ip=10.1.0.150:\
> > :gw=10.1.1.2:\
> > :sm=255.255.0.0:\
> > :td=/linux:\
> > :hd=/linux:\
> > The problem I am encountering is that the decstation will not respond to the
> > bootp. I was wondering if you had any ideas on what may be missing here, or
> > of any mistakes or solution that may be worth checking out.
> Does the DECstation produce an error message, that can be helpful too
> give us a clue. The tftp server on Linux also likes the file to be world
> readable. Meanwhile Karel has instructions for his pre-built kernel
> binairies on his site:
Just rereading - I had a similar problem - Bootpserver a Linux 2.2.x machine ?
The Decstations seem not to answer on Arp request during tftp download
so after 10-20 seconds the download stops because the arp entry expires.
I have hardcoded my decstations in the arp cache to boot from 2.2.
arp -s 10.1.1.11 08:00:2b:28:f0:a3
arp -s 10.1.1.12 08:00:2b:37:60:37
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