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Re: Help with MOP network boot install on DECstation 5000/240

Subject: Re: Help with MOP network boot install on DECstation 5000/240
From: Jan-Benedict Glaw <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 10:03:21 +0200
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On Tue, 2004-07-13 15:49:30 +0800, Collin Baillie 
wrote in message <000701c468ae$141c3e50$0a9913ac@swift>:

[Thanks for *not* hijacking threads]

> I'm trying to install linux-mips on a DECsation 5000/240 I have in my
> posession. It has the 5.1b rom so tftp boot is apparently out.
> I've setup mopd on a linux (i386) box here and I'm getting the following on
> my DECstation:
> >>boot 3/mop
> I've tried with both the ecoff and the elf kernels (2.4.18) listed on
> Karel's web pages.

So it seems to try to get a file some times and gives up on it.

> I was wondering if anyone on the list has had any success installing via MOP
> onto a DECstation 5000/240 and would be able to offer me any assistance.

Maybe you'd try Debian's install image?

By the way, which mopd are you using? There are several of them around,
some quite unuseable...


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