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Re: Debian on Indy.

To: Karsten Merker <karsten@excalibur.cologne.de>
Subject: Re: Debian on Indy.
From: Tim Moss <mips@to11.net>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 10:28:05 -0700
Cc: James Simmons <jsimmons@transvirtual.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20020509191945.K1913@excalibur.cologne.de>
References: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10205090938350.9983-100000@www.transvirtual.com> <20020509191945.K1913@excalibur.cologne.de>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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Apparently, on Thu, May 09, 2002 at 07:19:45PM +0200, Karsten Merker wrote:
> On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 09:40:11AM -0700, James Simmons wrote:
> > 
> > I just recently attempted to install debian on a new indy I just got. I
> > entered the prom boot console and typed bootp()/tftpboot/tfptboot.img. It
> > failed. What steps am I missing?
> 
> Without more information on how it failed that is difficult to tell.
> Any logfile entries on the bootp/tftp server?
> Have you looked at http://www.linux-mips.org/technical_faq.html?
> There you can find a list of possible problems when netbooting an Indy.
> 
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/woody/main/disks-mips/current/doc/ch-install-methods.en.html#s-install-tftp

In particular, make sure to set the two /proc settings on the tftp
server:
     echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_no_pmtu_disc
     echo "2048 32767" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range


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