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Indy bootstrap tftp problem

Subject: Indy bootstrap tftp problem
From: Andrew Cannon <>
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 11:08:00 +0100
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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

Andrew Cannon

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