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RE: I'm stuck...

To: Calvine Chew <calvine@sgi.com>
Subject: RE: I'm stuck...
From: "J. Scott Kasten" <jsk@tetracon-eng.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 13:41:25 -0500
Cc: "'Klaus Naumann'" <spock@mgnet.de>, "'linux-mips@oss.sgi.com'" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <43FECA7CDC4CD411A4A3009027999112267CAB@sgp-apsa001e--n.singapore.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
I'm using the ISC DHCP server under RH.  I've configured it to offer bootp
to the specific hardware address of the SGI box.  here's an excerpt:


subnet 192.168.254.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
        server-name "minerva";
        next-server 192.168.254.1;
        option domain-name-servers 192.168.254.1;
        option routers 192.168.254.1;
        option root-path "/mnt/archives/SimpleLinux-0.1_Indy";

        host SGI {
                hardware ethernet 08:00:69:09:13:9A;
                fixed-address 192.168.254.240;
                filename "vmlinux";
        }
 }

The 192.168.254.1 host is also the tftp and nfs server.  If I recall
correctly, the tftp and nfs server must be the same host.

Good luck.


> > > I'm trying to get Linux up on an Indy. I'm using an old 
> > laptop to act as the
> > > tftp/bootp/nfs server. I've installed
> > > SuSE 6.4 on it and I am not sure if I've configured the 
> > server properly. I
> >   ^^^^-- This is your first mistake ... :)))
> >   .oO(I hope Andreas doesn't read that)
> >
> I would have installed RedHat 6.2 (like a trueblue SGI-man :-) but
> the boot kernel hits the PC Card Services hang on installation.
> SuSE 6.4 doesn't, hooked up my ethernet/modem and scsi cards beautifully.
>  
> > > try tftp'ing and bootp'ing from the server
> > > side, and both seem to respond to requests, however, when I 
> > try from the
> > > Indy client, the Indy just shoots back
> > > a "server not found for vmlinux" when I do "boot -f 
> > bootp():vmlinux".
> > > 


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