Bug#139043: ARM] Please mention conflict with "noinitrd" boot option
On Sat, Mar 23, 2002 at 08:14:36PM -0500, Rod Stewart wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Mar 2002, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> > >You probably do not want the 'netconfig_eth0 flash' set in the firmware
> > >with save-all.
> > >
> > Really? I haven't had it interfere with my setup with save-all. What
> > kinds of problems can it cause? Is it just that the network gets
> > configured twice, once by the NeTTrom and once by the OS?
> Well, no it won't/shouldn't interfere with anything. The only thing is
> it will polute your /proc/cmdline. The network doesn't get configured
> twice, it is usually silently ignored.
I moved that command to last. Is that right? Anything else awry here?
RCS file: /cvs/debian-boot/boot-floppies/documentation/en/rescue-boot.sgml,v
retrieving revision 1.88
retrieving revision 1.89
diff -u -r1.88 -r1.89
--- boot-floppies/documentation/en/rescue-boot.sgml 2002/03/20 05:42:42 1.88
+++ boot-floppies/documentation/en/rescue-boot.sgml 2002/03/26 05:05:56 1.89
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
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-<!-- $Id: rescue-boot.sgml,v 1.88 2002/03/20 05:42:42 toff Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Id: rescue-boot.sgml,v 1.89 2002/03/26 05:05:56 toff Exp $ -->
<chapt id="rescue-boot">Booting the Installation System
@@ -773,7 +773,8 @@
Booting from the network requires that you have a network connection
-supported by the boot floppies, a <![ %supports-rarp [ RARP or a ]]>
+supported by the boot floppies, including either a static network
+address or a DHCP server, a <![ %supports-rarp [ RARP or a ]]>
BOOTP server, and a TFTP server.
<![ %powerpc [ Currently, PReP and New World PowerMac systems support
@@ -785,24 +786,61 @@
The installation method to support TFTP booting is described in <ref
-<![ %arm [ On NetWinder machines, use the following commands at the
+<![ %arm [
+RARP / BOOTP servers are not needed for NetWinder machines.
+On NetWinder machines, the 10Mbps NE2000-compatible card is interface
+eth0 and the 100Mbps Tulip card is interface eth1. NOTE: You need
+NeTTrom 2.2.1 or later to boot the installation system. NeTTrom 2.3.3 is
+recommended: get these files from
+After rebooting and interrupting the boot process during the countdown, you
+must first configure the network either with a static address:
+ NeTTrom command-> setenv eth0_ip 192.168.0.10/24
+where 24 is the number of set bits in the netmask, or a dynamic address:
+ NeTTrom command-> (I don't know how to do this)
+You may also need to configure the <tt>route1</tt> settings if the TFTP
+server is not on the local subnet. The rest of the config is pretty
+standard (the save-all step is optional):
+<-- To be deleted:
NeTTrom command-> setenv kernconfig tftp
NeTTrom command-> setenv rootdev /dev/ram0
NeTTrom command-> boot
-NOTE: You need NeTTrom 2.2.1 or later to boot the installation
-system. NeTTrom 2.3.3 is recommended: get it from
-On CATS machines, use <tt>boot de0:</tt> or similar at the Cyclone
-<p>The installer can use Tulip or NE2000-compatible network cards. On
-a NetWinder, the installer will configure the 10Mbps interface as eth0
-and the 100Mbps interface as eth1.
+ NeTTrom command-> setenv kerntftpserver 192.168.0.1
+ NeTTrom command-> setenv kerntftpfile tftpboot.img
+ NeTTrom command-> save-all
+ NeTTrom command-> setenv netconfig_eth0 flash
+ NeTTrom command-> setenv kernconfig tftp
+Only the last of these interferes with normal disk booting, so it is
+safe to save-all right before it, which will store the network settings
+in case you need to boot from the network again. Use the "printenv"
+command to review your environment settings. Finally, if your
+"cmdappend" NeTTrom variable has the "noinitrd" option (which is
+necessary to boot 2.4 kernels), you must remove it so the downloaded
+kernel can boot with its attached ramdisk.
+On CATS machines, use <tt>boot de0:</tt> or similar at the Cyclone prompt.
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