Re: Debian-MIPS-RAQ2 NetBoot Install [SCANNED]
On 7/26/04 5:28 PM, "Martin Michlmayr" wrote:
> Hmm, I'm not quite sure what you're saying. Why do you think you
> cannot use my description? Is it because Debian sarge has not
> been released yet as "stable"? If so, I wouldn't worry about that
> because we'll release it in a few months.
> You can simply use your woody server as the DHCP and NFS source for
> the Cobalt installation. You need need sarge on your server. Maybe
> that's not clear in my description?
I am assuming, which is always wrong on my part, that your method needs a
serial cable to manage the install, where as Paul's claims the LCD will
provide a telnet access. We use those wonderful Mac's without all the extras
I did read your how to and I just may have to go that route. I know a lot of
the information on Paul's is 2 years old and a lot may have changed.
>> In Paul's how to he refers to /nfsroot and also /mnt/nfsroot and
>> states to place the vmxlinux_raq-2800.gz in /nfsroot but keeps
>> referring to /mnt/nfsroot, I also have the nfsroot.tar.gz package,
>> and his how to doesn't make it clear on where to place this package,
>> we tried both /nfsroot and /mnt/nfsroot.
> Ah, yeah, the description is a bit misleading. There are 2 things
> Paul's install needs: the kernel, and the NFS base environment. The
> kernel _needs_ to be in /nfsroot because this is where the Cobalt's
> firmware will look for it. However, the NFS base can be anywhere -
> Paul's HOWTO uses /mnt/nfsroot. Basically, put the NFS base where
> your DHCP's root-path points to.
> In other words, vmlinux_raq-2800.gz needs to be in /nfsroot and
> unpack nfsroot.tar.gz into /mnt/nfsroot.
We did that.
>> We are using a firewall on the Debian server, are there ports I need
>> to open to get the Raq to be able to grab the package? We opened
>> 111, 600 and NFS to our Public block.
> Did it actually load the kernel? Where did it stop? I suppose it
> didn't actually load the kernel. Some Cobalt machines look for a
> kernel named vmlinux_raq-2800.gz but other models look for other
> names. Try copying this file to vmlinux_RAQ.gz and vmlinux.gz. Maybe
> this helps.
I don't think it is, I will try some different namings. I looked at the Sun
Restore CD and not much to go on for ho they want the kernel named. Looks
Thanks for the help so far.
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