On 30/07/2008, David Collins <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I have been trying to get pxeboot to work, so far with no luck. I have > a dhcp/tftp server set up and I am able to push pxeboot across the > network, so I assume that is all ok. NFS is also setup, at least I was > getting nfs errors that I don't have anymore. I copied the contents of > the 7.0 cd into the my tftpboot folder and changed the contents for > loader.conf and loader.rc
Hi, I have been playing around all week and I finally have some sort of result. I am trying to pxeboot an ibm transnote (thinkpad), when I try to netboot with the power plugged in it starts to load the kernel then quickly reboots everytime. I don't think this is to do with the mfsroot gzip bug since I don't get that far - I think it maybe when it is loading the kernel, I am not sure I can't see any debugging messages they disappear from the screen quickly. I noticed that when I unplug the power and run from battery I am able to pxeboot everytime! Can anyone shed some light on why this happens? It isn't really a problem it is just an annoyance! Strangly enough if I copy the contents of the 7.0 cd to my exported directory and pxe boot from that (ie with mfsroot still gzipped) it boots right into the "cd" - no mfsroot bug here? I have tried this with 5.1 6.2 and 7.0 and they all act the same way. What I am stuck with now is when I modify loader.rc to something like the following: /usr/local/export# cat freebsd/boot/loader.rc echo Loading /boot/loader.rc load /boot/kernel/kernel set mfsroot_type="mfs_root" set mfsroot_name="/boot/mfsroot" set vfs.root.mountfrom="ufs:/dev/md0c" load -t mfs_root /boot/mfsroot autoboot 5 The booting computer hangs after it tries to install the acpi.ko module. Does anyone know how I can get around this? Thanks David _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"