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Re: howto setup an install server..

Thx Ben, it works when I include ip in boot command.

Now I try to setup the bootp instead of the above solution (more easy for users).

- I started bootpd (bootptab), nfs-sever, etc.
- I just boot using "boot net"

.. Linux boot, but don't make any bootp request, and stop when trying to mount root nfs..

- so, I decide to make my own rom (is there an other solution?) using netboot package.. But when I try :

mknbi-linux -i rom -d rom -k vmlinuz kernel.bin myimage

I receive this message :
"Could not find magic number in kernel image." :-(

I wouldn't waste your time, but : any ideas?

thx :-) dreier.

From: Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
To: DREIER Frédéric <dreif34@hotmail.com>
CC: debian-sparc@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: howto setup an install server..
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 13:53:26 -0500

On Mon, Mar 19, 2001 at 06:01:54PM +0000, DREIER Fr?d?ric wrote:
> I have some sparc5 (~30) to install and I want(need) to setup an install
> server (like jumpstart). Does anyone know how to do?
> I set rarp, tftpd, nfs-server but when I boot with :
> boot net nfsroot=134.123.432.21:/export/debian
> Linux boot but can't mount fns server. And I don't see any "tries" with
> tcpdump. Do I use a wrong way? Do I need a special kernel image ? (I tried
> with tftboot image from cdrom) Is there an Howto?

You need to either setup a bootp server so the machines know their own
IP, gateway, dns, etc....or use the ip=.... boot option along with the
rest of the above.


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