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Bug#140579: Report: tftpboot install successfull


it seems nobody ever reported a successfull install with tftpboot.img. 
Here's how I did it:

1. From .../woody/main/disks-i386/3.0.23-2002-05-21, I got the files
2. On my DHCP server, I installed the mknbi package and created an
etherboot image using the command

mknbi-linux --output=tftp-etherboot.img --param="root=/dev/ram"
tftpboot.img root.bin

3. I configured the DHCP server:
group {
filename "tftp-etherboot.img";
next-server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx; # my DHCP server
host client { fixed-address yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy;
        hardware ethernet aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff;

4. I got an etherboot image from rom-o-matic.net.  I chose version
5.0.7, as .lzlilo file for my eepro100, and put it onto a bootable
syslinux floppy.

5. I booted from that floppy.  Etherboot loads, identifies the network
card, gets an IP address, and tftp's my image file, which boots and
starts into dbootstrap normally.

May this be a confimation that the proposed patch by Michael Schwarzbach
indeed works.


Alexander Jolk         /         BUF Compagnie
tel +33-1 42 68 18 28 /  fax +33-1 42 68 18 29

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