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Re: Question on netboot

On Mon, Nov 22, 2004 at 12:20:14PM +0100, Jurzitza, Dieter wrote:
> Dear listmembers,
> to realize a netboot, I set up one of my boxes to run rarpd. The other one (that should boot) boots usually from cdrom.
> I took the vmlinuz, the System.map and the initrd file from the cdrom, uncompressed vmlinuz, converted it to an aout file using elftoaout.
> Then I grouped the files by piggyback64 using
> piggyback64 vmlinux System.map initrd
> and put the resulting file vmlinux into the boot-server's tftpboot directory, making a link to the target's ip-address.
> Everything seems to work, the boot starts, the kernel is being downloaded from the server, the actual boot starts.
> Then I get:
> ***
> Freeing initrd memory - 923k freed
> VFS: mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
> /bin/sh: Can't open (this is my tftp - server's IP address)
> Unimplemented Sparc System Call 188 (propably unrelated)
> Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init
> press L1
> Can anybody help me out of this? Many thanks in advance,
> take care

 "boot net  vmlinuz ramdisk=... ramdisk_size"

See Debian-Installer Manual for detailed examples.

> Dieter Jurzitza

Geert Stappers

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