Re: net boot linux still has problems!!!
How I net booted my SPARCstation2 from Slackware Linux i386
Make sure you have set up rarp on the server
# rarp -s <ip.add.re.ss> ha:rd:wa:re:ad:dy
# rarp -a
saurus root=seamus:/export/sparc-bsd \
saurus.privnet root=seamus:/export/sparc-bsd \
(this is different cos I now run BSD on the sparc but the principle is the
same) then run bootparamd
then at the openprom prompt
ok> boot net
make sure you kill DHCP first 'cos they use the same port. You could get
DHCP to act as a BOOTP server but I never got it working.
And that should be it. I would recommend reading the diskless manpages for
netbsd (available online) & network booting faq as they detail the sparc
openprom netboot sequence quite well. Infact linux has badly broken MMU
support on sun4c architecture such as yours & mine and I would recommend
you switch to OpenBSD 3.0-current or NetBSD 1.52 as they run much faster.