Saving core file from crash of diskless workstation

Saving core file from crash of diskless workstation

Post by John J. Sasso J » Wed, 13 Jul 1994 07:47:29



Hello,
   Where I work at we have both Sun and SGI workstations running SunOS4.1.2
and IRIX 4.0, respectively.   We have a problem where, when a diskless
client crashes, we would like to save the core file that results (and so
far we haven't gotten anywhere with this).   Does anyone have any ideas
on how one could have the core files automatically saved when such
disaster occurs?

                                --John

 
 
 

1. Diskless Workstation from(Diskless X Server: a how to guide)

The Diskless Workstation Tutorial reads:

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Compile the 'net-boot' programs that are located in
/usr/src/sys/i386/boot/netboot. You should read the comments at the top
of the Makefile. Adjust as required. Make a backup of the original in
case it gets foobar'd. When the build is done, there should be 2 MS-DOS
executables, nb8390.com and nb3c509.com. One of these two programs will
be what you need to run on the diskless server. It will load the kernel
from the boot server. At this point, put both programs on the MS-DOS
boot floppy created earlier.
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I cant seem to get the /usr/src/sys/i386/boot/netboot to compile. The
error message reads:

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Warning: Object directory not changed from original
/usr/src/sys/i386/boot/netboot
cc -O2 -DNFS -DROMSIZE=16384 -DRELOC=0x90000 -DPCI -DPCI_VENDOR=0x10ec
-DPCI_DEVICE=0x8029 -DPCI_CLASS=0x02,0x00,0x00 -DASK_BOOT -aout
-nostdinc -I/usr/src/sys/i386/boot/netboot/../../../../include
-I/usr/src/sys/i386/boot/netboot/../../..
-I/usr/src/sys/i386/boot/netboot   -DROMSIZE=16384  -static -o makerom
/usr/src/sys/i386/boot/netboot/makerom.c
ld: scrt0.o: No such file or directory
*** Error code 1

Stop.
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I have everything installed? What can I do? I'm trying to make a cdrom
server. 4 IDE cdroms, thus no hard drives. I will boot from floppy and
allow mounts via nfs.  If I can do this without the Diskless
workstation, please let me know. Thanx.

sincerely,

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