Q: Diskless 4/110 problem

Q: Diskless 4/110 problem

Post by Josh Lync » Thu, 21 Aug 1997 04:00:00



I'm trying to boot an old Sun 4/110 diskless via a PC. I'm to the point
where it has it's hostname and IP (via bootparam and rarpd) but it won't
find the kernel because it can't open the network device:

Using IP Address 200.0.0.19 =C8000013
boot: client IP address: 200.0.0.19
boot: client name: hal
root addr=200.0.0.15 path /usr/export/hal/root/
Can't open network device `ie(0,0,0)'
open: /netbsd: Unknown error: code 13
[blah blah blah]

It obviously can't find the kernel because it can't grab the network
device but how can it not since it used it toget it's IP address and
hostname? Any help is greatly appreciated.

josh *

p.s. I see a few other people are having problems too with diskless
booting ;)

 
 
 

Q: Diskless 4/110 problem

Post by Bill Pa » Fri, 22 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Daring to challenge the will of the almighty Leviam00se, Josh *

: I'm trying to boot an old Sun 4/110 diskless via a PC. I'm to the point
: where it has it's hostname and IP (via bootparam and rarpd) but it won't
: find the kernel because it can't open the network device:

: Using IP Address 200.0.0.19 =C8000013
: boot: client IP address: 200.0.0.19
: boot: client name: hal
: root addr=200.0.0.15 path /usr/export/hal/root/
: Can't open network device `ie(0,0,0)'
: open: /netbsd: Unknown error: code 13
: [blah blah blah]

: It obviously can't find the kernel because it can't grab the network
: device but how can it not since it used it toget it's IP address and
: hostname? Any help is greatly appreciated.

You're misinterpreting the error messages. You're concentrating
entirely on the "Can't open network device" and totally ignoring
the "Unknown error: code 13" part. Errno 13 is:

#define EACCES          13              /* Permission denied */

So it is trying to load the kernel, but the NFS server you're using
isn't allowing it access. In case it isn't obvious, you need to give
the diskless client complete access to the rootfs, up to and including
allowing it permission to access the filesystem as root. Reconfigure
your NFS server correctly and try again. (As for the 'can't open
network device' error, I'm not sure. I forget if the 4/110 has an
ie0 (Intel ethernet) or le0 (LANCE ethernet) interface in it. I think
it's LANCE. In that case, it's perfectly reasonable for it to be
unable to find ie0 since the hardware isn't there. Probably it's
testing for all known interfaces and complaining about the ones it
can't find.)

-Bill

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Q: Diskless 4/110 problem

Post by Tim Whi » Sat, 23 Aug 1997 04:00:00



Quote:>                                           (As for the 'can't open
>network device' error, I'm not sure. I forget if the 4/110 has an
>ie0 (Intel ethernet) or le0 (LANCE ethernet) interface in it. I think
>it's LANCE

  Nope, it's the Intel chip.
 
 
 

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