I am trying to install Linux on my Indy using the network boot procedure
described on the debian site at
This is not getting very far because the tftp load of the bootblock
fails with the Indy bootrom reporting "ip fragments error" for each tftp
reply packet that arrives (with debug enabled). Does anyone know what
might be happening here? Is this a known bug in the bootrom?
More info - tcpdump on the server shows the tftp reply packets with
blocksize 512 being sent out so there doesn't actually seem to be any ip
fragmentation happening. Booting IRIX and running 'tftp get' works ok so
it's only the rom that fails. Oh and this is quite an early Indy, so it
may well have a buggy rom.
Any help appreciated. thx