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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-netboot-howto.xml,v 1.5 2005/06/25 23:08:24 smithj Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-netboot-howto.xml,v 1.6 2005/06/26 12:23:21 smithj Exp $ -->
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-netboot-howto.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-sparc-netboot-howto.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux based Netboot HOWTO</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux based Netboot HOWTO</title>
7<author title="SPARC Developer"> 7<author title="SPARC Developer">
8 <mail link="weeve@gentoo.org">Jason Wever</mail> 8 <mail link="weeve@gentoo.org">Jason Wever</mail>
606<p> 606<p>
607<b>Building the prerequisite software</b> 607<b>Building the prerequisite software</b>
608</p> 608</p>
609 609
610<p> 610<p>
611If the netboot server is a Gentoo/LINUX system and experience problems 611If the netboot server is a Gentoo/LINUX system and experiences problems
612installing the rarpd and tftpd packages, please search http://forums.gentoo.org 612installing the rarpd and tftpd packages, please search http://forums.gentoo.org
613and <uri>http://bugs.gentoo.org</uri> to see if this problem has been encountered by anyone else. If it has not, or the solutions found do not work, then 613and <uri>http://bugs.gentoo.org</uri> to see if this problem has been
614encountered by anyone else. If it has not, or the solutions found do not work,
614please open a new bug at <uri>http://bugs.gentoo.org</uri> 615then please open a new bug at <uri>http://bugs.gentoo.org</uri>
615</p> 616</p>
616 617
617<p> 618<p>
618<b>I've issued the boot net command but it appears to hang.</b> 619<b>I've issued the boot net command but it appears to hang.</b>
619</p> 620</p>
620 621
621<p> 622<p>
622This is presumably because the file your system is trying to load from the tftpboot server is not available. On a SPARC system, you would probably see the following; 623This is presumably because the file your system is trying to load from the
624tftpboot server is not available. On a SPARC system, you would probably see
625the following;
623</p> 626</p>
624 627
625<pre caption="Booting appears to hang"> 628<pre caption="Booting appears to hang">
626Rebooting with command: boot 629Rebooting with command: boot
627Boot device: net File and args: 630Boot device: net File and args:
631Double check that the file the client needs does exist in /tftpboot. You can 634Double check that the file the client needs does exist in /tftpboot. You can
632confirm the filename it is requesting by looking in the system logs. Also, 635confirm the filename it is requesting by looking in the system logs. Also,
633once this file exists, the client will try to load it. Sometimes, when 636once this file exists, the client will try to load it. Sometimes, when
634the file is missing originally, it will freeze downloading the file once it 637the file is missing originally, it will freeze downloading the file once it
635appears. To resolve this, just get back to an OBP prompt, and issue the 638appears. To resolve this, just get back to an OBP prompt, and issue the
636"boot net" command again. The host should then start downloading the tftpboot image and boot the OS. 639"boot net" command again. The host should then start downloading the tftpboot
640image and boot the OS.
637</p> 641</p>
638 642
639<p> 643<p>
640<b>I'm trying to netboot, but all I see are "Timeout waiting for 644<b>I'm trying to netboot, but all I see are "Timeout waiting for
641ARP/RARP packet" messages. 645ARP/RARP packet" messages.

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