Rek Jed wrote:

I've been building FreeBSD jumpstart infrastructure and it mostly works. I'm using tftp to boot off the network in to scripted sysinstall. I compiled the boot loader with tftp support but every time I boot it will first try nfs, then timeout after around two minutes (it cannot find nfs) and finally boot from tftp. Is there any way that I can make it boot from tftp straight away rather than wait for nfs to timeout?

This is how I build the boot loader:

cd /usr/src/sys/boot
sudo make clean
sudo cp i386/pxeldr/pxeboot /jumpstart/tftpd/boot/pxeboot.0
sudo cp i386/boot0/boot0 /jumpstart/tftpd/boot/
sudo cp i386/boot2/boot1 /jumpstart/tftpd/boot/
sudo cp i386/boot2/boot2 /jumpstart/tftpd/boot/
sudo cp i386/mbr/mbr /jumpstart/tftpd/boot/


I wrote the howto refered to in other reply, it's a while ago I played with this, but I have no reason to think that much has changed on the 6.x branch, I have just tried 7.x and build of the loader this way fails.

As I understand the documentation, enabling TFTP disables NFS, they are exclusive.

When building the loader make sure that your source tree is clean and /usr/obj is empty, or it won't work. I recall this puzzled me a long time until I found the trick. I don't think it is enough to do make clean.

Second, I did

# cd /usr/src/sys/boot

ok, as said, it's a while ago I played with this, they may have introduced support for the usual way of stating options.

Cheers, Erik
Erik Nørgaard
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