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Re: dbootstrap and nfsroot on a javastation

Remco van de Meent <remco@vandemeent.net> writes:

> I'm trying to install Debian on a Javastation (Krups model) using
> another system as tftp and nfs server (Javastations don't have floppy
> or harddisk drives, only network). I grabbed the latest bootfloppies
> stuff from Incoming.
> Because of a 'broken' prom on krups I downloaded the proll and
> accompanying kernel image from the links pointed out in the
> Linux-on-Javastation-HOWTO. The stock tftpboot.img from the sun4dm-pci
> bootfloppies cabinet simply doesn't work at all.
> This kernel mounts its root filesystem on the nfs server, which works
> fine. The root filesystem contains the unpacked root.tar.gz, so it
> fires up dbootstrap when I boot the krups. But now I get this error: "I
> had trouble checking the choice of the rootfs. I don't know what to use
> at the rootfs" and dbootstrap bails out.
> Anyone know what I should change to get it to work, if it's possible?
> Thanks for any hints, pointers!

> PS When I unpack the base2_2.tgz from the bootfloppies on the nfs
>    server and remove sbin/unconfigured.sh and boot the Javastation, and
>    configure the system myself, it more or less works fine. But I would
>    rather use dbootstrap to install instead :-)

No idea how to help you, but I've CC'd debian-sparc list.

Let us know.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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