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Re: Debugging Multia boot problems: take one

On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 05:30:17PM -0500, Jay Estabrook wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 01:37:15PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > 
> > Yes, MOP != dhcp.  You'll need to configure SRM to use dhcp as the boot
> > protocol; IIRC the option is something like "set ewa0_protocol bootp", but
> > you may want to check an SRM manual to confirm this (or poke at the
> > variables in SRM until you find the right one, like I did :).

> VERY close, Steve; it should be:

> 	>>> set ewa0_protocols bootp	# note the "s"

Go, me :-)

> Unfortunately, IIRC, you can't just BOOTP the compressed kernel, you
> need to use a network-bootable version of it, created during kernel
> build by doing "make bootpzfile"; then you get an
> "arch/alpha/boot/bootpzfile" image file that CAN be used for BOOTP.
> Unless, of course, the procedure is broken in the latest kernels... :-\

From his mail, he's using a d-i "boot.img" file downloaded from Debian,
which is a bundled kernel+initrd built using netabootwrap from the aboot
package.  These work great, as long as the initrd is sufficiently large to
not trigger some wacky bug I haven't looked into yet :)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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