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RE: BootP problems with Netra T1 (ARP/RARP)

Hi again !

I think I know where my mistake is. I stupidly did a set boot net on the
Sun, so automatically it tries to netboot each time I switch the thing on,
with the following message : "Boot device: net  File and args:". I was
curious since it says that the net is the boot device, but there are no
files or arguments specified after the ":". So, of course it can't find file
"  " because I don't have it. Duh! So, I tried to BREAK back into the "ok"
prompt, but I can't anymore. Gulp. Should I of written something like "boot
net tftpboot.img" ?

Thanks and regards !


-----Mensaje original-----
De: James McNeill [mailto:j@jamesm.id.au]
Enviado el: lunes, 01 de marzo de 2004 1:10
Para: Neil D. Roberts
CC: debian-sparc@lists.debian.org
Asunto: Re: BootP problems with Netra T1 (ARP/RARP)

Run ethereal (www.ethereal.com) or your packet sniffer of choice on the
windows box ... that will allow you to determine if the network is
working and what computer is being a problem.

If it is the boot server, mayhap try running cygwin and a linux bootp
server instead.


Neil D. Roberts wrote:

> Hi Sparc Users !
> Above all, sorry if this problem has been responded to before. If so, I
> would love to have the dates of the thread to pursue in the list archive !
> I'm a little new with Sparc systems, so I have run into some real newby
> problems. I am trying *or would like* to set up Debian on a Netra T1 105
> have run into a beauty of a problem. Anyway, I have specified the Netra to
> boot from the net and I keep on getting a message saying "Timeout waiting
> for ARP/RARP packet". The "Net0" port is connected through a crossover
> to a Windows XP box running Cabletron TFTP/BootP Services. I have included
> the mac address along with an IP address and the tftpboot.img location for
> it to respond to the Netra, but nothing happens. I have tested the
> cable. The network seems to be up. But I can't seem to solve the kickstart
> of it all :( I suppose the answer to this would be to use the bootp
> of a linux box, but unfortunately I can't get my hands on one at the
> Any ideas on this one ?
> Thanks and regards !
> Neil

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