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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: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 17:04:15 +0200
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On Fri, 2004-07-16 22:41:01 +0800, Collin Baillie <>
wrote in message <000c01c46b42$fd6f9b60$0a9913ac@swift>:
> > > > Maybe you'd try Debian's install image?
> > > Maybe, but on a _shared_ 31.2k dialup link, it takes a while to
> download...
> > It's only a couple of megabytes, not a number of CD images.
> Ok, I found a 4.5MB boot.img file which is supposed to be the netboot debian
> installer for r3k-kn03 mipsel. mopd doesn't seem to like it's a.out-ness.
> mopchk gives (I named it DEBIAN.SYS for the purpose of mop booting):
> Checking: DEBIAN.SYS
> Some failure in GetAOutFileInfo
> Does mopd work with a.out files? I read somewhere it doesn't. Is this the

Depends on your mopd:) There are several mopds around...

> install image you speak of? There doesn't seem to be a cd-rom version. I

Most probably.

> really have difficulties with Debian's site. Any help you guys could offer
> me would be appreciated.

Use a proper mopd like that one from Maciej (he replied earlier in this
thread, containing an URL for it.


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