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bootp on IRIX server

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Subject: bootp on IRIX server
From: Al Aumenta <>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 1998 16:11:06 -0500
I am attempting to install Linux on an Indy but I am running into a problem
the instructions are for using bootp on a i386 host, I am interpreting the instructions
for an SGI host .
here is what I have:


bootp   dgram   udp     wait    root    /usr/etc/bootp bootp -f /etc/bootptab
tftp    dgram   udp     wait    root    /usr/etc/tftpd  tftpd -s  /usr/src/sgi/installfs
bootparam/1 dgram   rpc/udp wait    root    /usr/etc/rpc.bootparamd bootparamd

(server info)
(client info)
cygnus                  1 08:00:69:09:2d:9b    vmlinux

I have successfully connected with the server -- the kernel boots - but the kernel cannot
mount the network file system.

I get RPC errors pointing to nfs and mountd :
Looking up port of RPC 100003/2 on
RPC: sendmsg returned error 128
portmap server not responding , timed out

Looking up port of RPC 100005/1 on
RPC: sendmsg returned error 128
portmap server not responding , timed out
Root-NFS: Unable to get mountd port number from serve, using default

rpcinf -p output is :
    100000    3   udp    111  portmapper
    100000    2   udp    111  portmapper
    100000    3   tcp    111  portmapper
    100000    2   tcp    111  portmapper
    100005    1   tcp   1024  mountd
    100005    3   tcp   1024  mountd
    100005    1   udp   1027  mountd
    100005    3   udp   1027  mountd
    100003    2   udp   2049  nfs
    100003    3   udp   2049  nfs
    100003    2   tcp   2049  nfs
    100003    3   tcp   2049  nfs
I know I have permissions problems but I'm not sure where. oh by the way
/usr/src/sgi/installfs -anon=root,nohide,root=cygnus

any information you can give will be most appreciated.



Albert Aumenta
Systems Support Engineer
Silicon Graphics Inc.
Phone 518-434-5886
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