**for reasons which I cannot fathom, OS X's bootpd prepends "/private/tftpboot/" on the bootfile path it sends to the target system, unless the bootfile path in the bootptab is already an absolute path. For reasons which I cannot fathom, the tftpd throws an error code 2 if you try to fetch files by anything other than a path relative to /private/tftpboot, with NO leading / allowed. This means that using the Netboot hotkey on the target system won't work, you must use the Open Firmware prompt
OR, you could just install a tftpd and bootpd on your Linux box, configure more or less the same, copy the files to the correct dir, and bring up the target in Open Firmware. booting with the same command (you can probably omit the ",yaboot" in this case)
On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM, Rick Thomas <email@example.com>
Well, I try... I have a number of old PowerPC Macs that I keep just for the purpose. I haven't tried network booting yet. Can you give me some pointers on how it's done?
On Oct 25, 2012, at 11:39 AM, Patrick Fitzmorris wrote:
(does anyone test the functionality of the ppc
netboot images anymore?)