[rescue] Netbooting an E280R

Skeezics Boondoggle skeezics at q7.com
Tue Nov 22 08:49:06 CST 2005

On Tue, 22 Nov 2005, Wes Will wrote:

> I had symlinks that had the MAC converted to hex, but without the SUN4U
> bit, first I have heard of that, the links to the bootable image were
> all ending in .img.  Put one in with the SUN4U tail and we'll try it as
> soon as der mensch arrives and unlocks the doors.  Thanks for the leg
> up.  I had hoped it was something this simple/stupid.

Although you appear to have it working the "classic way" with bootp/rarp
and tftp, should I mention that for quite some time the OBP has been able
to netboot using DHCP instead? :-)

I've only used it to set up Solaris Jumpstarts (the support is quite
extensive) but you should be able to tweak things to netboot Debian
instead, or do a RedHat Kickstart, or whatever... look at the Solaris
Advanced Install Guide on docs.sun.com, or search for "jumpstart dhcp", I
think.  I might still have access to my old employer's config repository
if some example stuff would help...


-- Chris

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