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Re: Diskless SGI Indy - auto boot PROM settings?

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:10 AM, Thomas Ribbrock
<emgaron+debmips@ribbrock.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm busy with giving one of my SGI Indys a new task: An mpd server/audio
> player. So far, I've successfully installed Debian Lenny to HD and got
> mpd working fine. I then converted the machine to diskless booting. If
> I boot the machine manually from the PROM, it boots without a problem
> with this command:
> bootp(): append="root=/dev/nfs
> nfsroot=,rsize=8192,wsize=8192 ip=dhcp rw"
> (Note: The rsize/wsize are necessary, as my NFS server (OpenBSD 4.5) is
> very unhappy with the default block size)
> So far, so good. Now, I've spent the last hour googling and
> experimenting in an effort to get this machine to boot automatically -
> but I just cannot find/figure out the correct PROM environment variable
> settings. I can get it to boot the tftpimage with
> OSLoadPartition=bootp()
> OSLoadFile Indy.img
> but then, the boot fails as the kernel is missing its root/nfsroot
> parameters. I've tried adding the "append" in various places
> (OSLoadPartition, OSLoadFile), but appartently either not in the right
> places or not in the right syntax.
> Is there anybody on this list who could provide me with a clue (RTFM
> pointers very welcome!) as to how I could get this to work? I'd be very
> grateful...

Hi Thomas,

There is a recent forum thread at nekochan.net (in the "Hardware"
sub-forum, I believe) where a poster has this working.


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