Tim Judd wrote: > If you're going to setup a netbooting server (congrats!), why are you > trying to limit yourself to what seems to be the bootonly CD?
Uh... 'cause I don't know any better? :) Point me to docs so I can do better! > There are some people who complain about broadcom cards, in the fact > that they're buggy support/nonexistant support. Maybe your NIC > chipset is one of those. I don't know about that. This is in a Dell Power Edge 850 running FreeBSD 5.4. > The loader.rc is told to mount a memory filesystem from ufs formatted > disk located at /dev/md0c (a memory disk that is populated from the > previous line, a file-based filesystem). So, I need to get rid of the set line? before I added that (done by rote from googeling) I was getting a panic about no init. > So your system wouldn't be able to hit sysinstall or the /etc files > (as I'm seeing the boot process) to do the install or configuration. > > > > > Overall, what's to stop you from doing a diskless boot? the handbook > makes it for a multi-PC setup, but for a single setup, it's quite > easy. I need the stuff on the local disk as it runs an application that needs local postgres and other stuff. Yes, I could put it elsewhere, but it would mean flying 5 hours to do it. Rather just do an upgrade. > > On 6/18/09, Bruce Ferrell <bferr...@baywinds.org> wrote: >> Hi all! >> >> I'm new in these parts, but not new to *nix. I'm trying to upgrade a >> system with FreeBSD 5.4 to 7.2. >> >> I've gotten the pxeboot to work, but somehow the network interface isn't >> seen by the installer. >> >> loader.rc: >> =========== >> include /boot/loader.4th >> include /boot/beastie.4th >> >> \ Reads and processes loader.conf variables >> start >> >> load /boot/kernel/kernel >> load -t mfs_root /boot/mfsroot >> set vfs.root.mountfrom="ufs:/dev/md0c" >> boot >> >> loader.conf: >> ============ >> mfsroot_load="YES" >> mfsroot_type="mfs_root" >> mfsroot_name="/boot/mfsroot" >> if_bge_load="yes" >> >> I added the if_bge line at that seems to be the module used on 5.4. >> >> Any other leads? >> >> Thanks in advance >> >> Bruce >> _______________________________________________ >> firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list >> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions >> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" >> > > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"