Here's an explanation for this problem:
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 10:05:05PM +1000, sandrews@CPE-144-132-135-32.nsw.bigpond.net.au wrote:
> > Hello.
> > I am trying to get my PowerMac 5500/225 to netboot using BootP,
> > TFTP, and a kernel image, but I do not know how. Any help would be
> > appreciated. I am also trying to get my Beige G3 300 to netboot, and it
> > fails after loading the kernel image.
> > Thank you.
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> Last I checked, the OF MAC address for the Ethernet was different at
> boot time from when an OS is loaded like Linux or MacOS. This can be
> seen with sufficient debug in bootpd and looking at /var/log/syslog
> or /var/log/daemon.log on another debian ( i386 or equiv ). The prob
> then is that the RARP for bootp has to be dropped for the TFTP to the
> new MAC address once the kernel has loaded..... kinda difficult to
> rarp -d in the middle.....
> MacOS / Linux MAC address
> apple 10.1.1.4) at 00:05:02:22:A7:53 [ether] on eth0
> BootP/ OF address
> rarp -s apple 00:A0:40:44:E5:CA
> At least for my 7300..... I ended up putting the boot images etc
> onto a Zip and running a small system off that until dpkg-http was
> installed. Actually I have even run debian on 62M for i386 and 85M
> disk for PPC.
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