Re: Can't tftpboot my Netwinder...
B. Douglas Hilton wrote:
Yeah, something is wrong with your network
settings or something. It can't find/get the
file. Set the eth0 to "flash" and make sure you
can tftp the file from the server locally too.
Great! That was the key, setenv netconfig_eth0 flash did it.
What follows is the rest of the story of my install...
So it gets the image and boots, but can't find root. If I leave the
settings as-is, it tries to use my existing root, with bad libc, and
init doesn't even start. If I try to set rootdev to /dev/ram0, it
"Can't mount root device on 01:00". It took a while to realize this is
because the "noinitrd" option is part of cmdappend; removing that made
it work. (Could this be added to the docs?)
So I tried reinstalling libc6 a couple of ways: using ar and tar gave me
a chrootable system, but then chroot and dpkg -i libc6...deb resulted in
a differently-broken system: every command was "no such file or
directory". Couldn't figure out how to recover: doing the same ar and
tar trick to unpack the libc6 deb in /target didn't fix the problem. Oh
well, have to reinstall.
So I began to reinstall into the other partition, the one that used to
have RedHat. It worked well except for one thing: "Install the
operating system kernel and modules" failed because
netwinder/images-1.44/rescue.bin does not exist! This must be fixed
before the woody release: either we need to generate rescue.bin, or have
the installer install the kernel from a different file.
Aside from that, the installation went great. I really like the new
base system installer, that it goes and gets the packages is really cool
I think. With the manual installation of the kernel and modules, the
install seems to have succeeded, I rebooted successfully, set the root
* Install operating system kernel and modules is broken because it
tries to get missing netwinder/images-1.44/rescue.bin.
* Documentation should mention the need to disable noinitrd in
Thanks, the boot floppies are otherwise great!
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