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Re: Solaris install through TFTP linux-server

On Sat, 29 Jun 2002 10:03:29 -0400
"Michael J. Saletnik" <michael@ties.org> wrote:

> On June 29, 2002 at 15:45, Thomas 'Mike' Michlmayr wrote:
>  > 	* bootparams query for NFS path of mini-root
>  > 	* NFS mount of mini-root
> This step, however, would fail. Now, it may be version-specific, but
> the Solaris version that I had (7 or 8, I'm not sure) could not deal
> with out-of-order NFS packets, which the Linux server was sending (and
> presumably a Solaris NFS server would not). Tcpdump easily confirmed
> the scenario.

Was that it?  I worked around the problem by NFS-mounting the mini-root
off a NetBSD box.  This worked with Solaris 2.6; I haven't tried it with
later versions.

> Of course, my Sparc Classic runs Debian so well, I never really looked
> back.

Wish I could say the same for my SS5/170 :(


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