Bug#140579: Report: tftpboot install successfull
Le dim 29/12/2002 à 22:07, Adam DiCarlo a écrit :
> nb <email@example.com> writes:
> > Thanks to Michael R. Schwarzbach and he's post I finally can install
> > debian via tftp. I think the need is going growing to do that and
> > it's really time to update documentation.
> Can you identify for us exactly what sections in the latest install
> manual are wrong, and which information is completely missing?
This is missing :
1/ different boot methods are not listed (PXE, etherboot/netboot, MBA)
- I haven't tried PXE. I will in on month (I've bought an openbrick)
- I haven't tried MBA. I don't even know what it is
- I have tried etherboot.
I didn't know before they where so many methods
2/ about etherboot method.
- one needs first to install mknbi
- second to download root.bin _and_ tftpboot.img
- and then use mknbi to add root.bin to tftpboot.img
- after that tftpboot.img is loadable and usable from a client x86
> I need more help because I don't have an x86 box I can do netbooting
> Is this bug completely just a documentation issue? If so, we should
> reassign this as an 'install-doc' bug.
Yes it's only a documentation issue. If you don't know how it works you
can spend much time (24 hours for me and I have many years experience)
or even think it's impossible.
> > I've spent 24 hours to do
> > that and sentences like "NOT YET WRITTEN" are not acceptable today.
> For you to tell us something isn't "acceptable" isn't helpful. We are
> unpaid volunteers -- saying this sort of stuff just annoys us. Try to
> stay constructive. Providing patches or suggested bits of text is
The sentence "NOT YET WRITTEN" was in the documentation.
All what aws written about the ip address and the architecture is
completely wrong (I'm talking about x86 plateforme).
I have used the following command to build the loadable and executable
root.bin > tftpboot.img in the /tftpboot directory.
It's like a miracle I was using before :
tftpboot.img > tftpboot.img
the only one difference is in "root.bin" which I have downloaded from
ide-pci 1.44Mb (I don't remember exactly the url).
I have to add that :
a/ I have tried this with etherboot only (I have a 3com 3C905B TX)
b/ I will try PXE method in nearly one month and than tell you how it
c/ I have heard about MBA method but don't know anything else about it.
d/ I didn't try from a sparc (I have a ss10). I'll do that.
I'm very sorry for my poor english.
I you want more informations please let me know.