[rescue] Sun 3/110 Netbooting...
abs at absd.org
Fri May 16 03:57:04 CDT 2014
On 16 May 2014 09:31, r.stricklin <bear at typewritten.org> wrote:
> On May 15, 2014, at 10:56 PM, Earl Baugh wrote:
> > Step 3: Figure out what the /tftpd directory configuration should be for
> > Sun OS 3.5 netbooting
> you need the network boot program (ndboot.sun3). if you download the tape
> disk boot programs, you'll get the behavior you describe. the filename is
> hexadecimal representation of the client IP address, and it's a symbolic
> to ndboot. if it ends with an nd partition name, that partition will be
> for booting the client (ndboot.sun3.pub0, ndboot.sun3.pub1,
> ndboot.sun3.private, etc.). vmunix comes from the remote mounted nd
> and obviously if that's not available you're not going to get far.
> you will need an 'nd' server as sunos 3.5 doesn't understand NFS for
> clients. ISTM you're unlikely to get anywhere at all with OS X, as the
> implementation in NetBSD is not sufficient for diskless operation under
(I hesitated to send this as I don't want to sound like someone who's "only
tool is a hammer", but...)
It should be enough to netboot a NetBSD install which you can use to
partition but write the SunOS miniroot to the disk, then reboot into that
and take it from there.
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