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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 @@
 <!-- retain these comments for translator revision tracking -->
-<!-- $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
-    <p>
-<![ %arm [ On NetWinder machines, use the following commands at the
-NeTTrom prompt:
+<![ %arm [ 
+RARP / BOOTP servers are not needed for NetWinder machines.
+  <p>
+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 
+<url id="ftp://ftp.netwinder.org/pub/netwinder/firmware/";>:
+<list>	<item><file/nettrom-2.3-3.armv4l.rpm/
+	<item><file/nettrom-2.3.3.bin/
+	<item><file/nettrom-2.3.3.bin.md5sum/
+  <p>
+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
+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)
+  <p>
+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
+    NeTTrom command-> setenv kerntftpfile tftpboot.img
+    NeTTrom command-> save-all
+    NeTTrom command-> setenv netconfig_eth0 flash
+    NeTTrom command-> setenv kernconfig tftp
+  <p>
+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.
+  <p>
+On CATS machines, use <tt>boot de0:</tt> or similar at the Cyclone prompt.

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