> 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
Where did you get that file from? Current builds produces a vmlinux.ecoff
and before it was nbImage.
> 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: