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Re: SPARCstation LX boot problem

On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 07:34:31AM -0500, Corey Kovacs wrote:
> Well I figured out what the problem with the switch I have was, bad cable. Now
> I can get to the outside world (and other machines on the switch itself) so I
> should
> be able to proceed normally.
> With the setup noted in the previous message I give the openboot command
> ok boot net ip.of.the.server
> and I get errors indicating a timeout condition waiting for an RARP/ARP packet.
> So
> obviously, as you said Ben, this is not set up right, and I am probably not
> issuing the
> command correctly.
> Also, the SPARC's don't seem to be talking ethernet. I don't get e link light
> when I
> enter the above command. Is that normal for these things?

Just do "boot net". The broadcast handles everything else. If you don't
see anything in the log file of the rarp server, then it isn't getting
the request. Are you sure the switch is capable of 10mbit?

/                   Ben Collins    --    Debian GNU/Linux                  \
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