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
> 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> Mat Kovach email@example.com
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