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

http://www.de-brauwer.be/docs/debian_on_sun.html has all you need to know.
It includes the proper naming of files, the methodology,and lots of tips.
It and the phunnypharm images are how I installed Debian on my SunBlade
100 - and Elie even helped me find my stupid mistake on the hex/base 10
conversion that is needed.

Good Luck,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil D. Roberts [mailto:neil@e-factory.es]
> Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004 7:45 PM
> To: debian-sparc@lists.debian.org
> Subject: RE: BootP problems with Netra T1 (ARP/RARP)
> Okidoki,
> I have had the following tipo-off (thanks very much):
> "Thats a simple problem. Openboot looks for a specific file, its a hash
> of the mac address or something. I never learned how to predict it, so I
> just look at what file the machine requests from the TFTP server. It
> should be in the TFTP logs."
> So, what I did was simple. I went to
> "http://www.ccie.org.uk/resources/hexconv.php"; and entered the Netra's IP
> Address and got my hex number. I then took off the first two digits and
> there I had it, my file name. So, thankyou all very much for you e-mails,
> and thanks Leith for your time and help :) Very much appreciated !
> Thanks and Best Regards !!!
> Neil
> P.S. : Just to share, here are my links for you all to solve this
> issue some
> time in the future for another newbie.
> Debian GNU/Linux 3.0.23 TFTP Boot Image
> ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/woody/main/disks-sparc/3.0.23-20
> 02-05-21/s
> un4u/tftpboot.img
> Devin's how to install Debian on a Netra T1
> http://devin.com/debian/debian-on-netra.html
> Cabletron TFTP/BootP Server
> ftp://ftp.enterasys.com/pub/snmp/boottftp/boottft2.zip
> Lew Perin's RARP Server
> http://www.panix.com/~perin/
> Hex-Decimal-Binary-IP_Addr Converter
> http://www.ccie.org.uk/resources/hexconv.php
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