Re: First usable cut at ARM install disks.
>Followed the instructions, and it started to load deb-nw from your tftp server.
> Transferring block 100, 200, ..., 600, then:
> tftp_recvfile(): Sync Error. Expected block 679 but received block 678
> tftp_recvfile(): Synchronization attempt complete after 0 discards
Darn. I've seen that before but was hoping it was limited to problems
caused by all the eth1's having the same MAC address back in the bad old
It appears the tftp loader is sensitive and allergic to delayed UDP
datagrams. You'll have to copy the tftp image to a much closer
computer and tftp it from there.
If you have a 2nd debian machine around you can install the tftpd
package and stick the deb-nw file from disks-arm/current/ into your
/boot directory on that machine.
Alternatively, assuming you have a bootable netwinder, you could
stick it in /deb-nw on the target netwinder and just change your
NeTTrom "setenv kernfile /deb-nw".
deb-nw is just a fairly large kernel image as far as nettrom knows.
Jim Studt, President
The Federated Software Group, Inc.