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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | Alpha Hardware Forum
Author AlphaStation DS10 bootp GNU/Linux net boot
Linux-RISC
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Posts: 3
Joined: 18.06.22
Posted on June 18 2022 07:20
Hello, I'm new on this forum.

I've got an AlphaStation DS10 XP900 466 MHz Console V7.3-1, 128 MB RAM.

I'm trying to boot Debian GNU/Linux via bootp and the error is always the same with Debian 3.1, 5.0.10, OpenBSD, NetBSD, ... : "..bootstrap failure". I think it's a configuration option.

The bootp server is a Raspberry Pi using Reanimator (http://irix.mersisl.com/), a network appliance I have developped to install IRIX on sgi computers, but it should work for any bootp compatible computer.

The bootptab file contains:

ds10:\
hd=/srv/tftp/i:\
bf=tftpboot.img:\
ip=192.168.9.14:\
sm=255.255.255.0:\
sa=192.168.9.100:\
ha=DS10_MAC_ADDR:





I have tested using vm=rfc1048, ht=ether, bs=auto and the result is always the same:

boot ewa0
(boot ewa0.0.0.9.0 -flags A)

Trying BOOTP boot.

Broadcasting BOOTP Request...
Received BOOTP Packet File Name is: /srv/tftp/i/tftpboot.img
local inet address: 192.168.9.14
remote inet address: 192.168.9.100
TFTP Read File Name: /srv/tftp/itftpboot.img
netmask = 255.255.255.0
Server is on the sane subnet as client
..bootstrap failure

Retrying, type ^C to abort...

(boot ewa0.0.0.9.0 -flags A)

...





Some configuration values:

>>>show os_type
os_type UNIX
>>>show ewa0_protocols
ewa0_protocols BOOTP
>>>show ewa0_inet_init
ewa0_inet_init bootp





What I'm doing wrong? Do I need a firmware (SRM) update?

Thanks in advance.

edit: I use a switch to connect RBPi and DS10, but if I use a direct Ethernet cable, the result is the same.
edit2: I have tested the settings on http://www2.phys.canterbury.ac.nz/dept/docs/manuals/unix/DEC_5.0a_Docs/HTML/ARH9DBTE/TITLE.HTM (Example 5-1: Sample /etc/bootptab File) and vmunix is not loaded, same error.
Edited by Linux-RISC on June 18 2022 07:52
Author RE: AlphaStation DS10 bootp GNU/Linux net boot
malmberg
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Posts: 530
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on June 22 2022 13:56
It looks like your bootp image is not what the DS-10 is expecting. And I am sorry, I do not know what is needed to fix that.

I have not used bootp for Alphas, I use an infoserver (SimH Emulated on a RaspberyPI) for doing a boot of OpenVMS.

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Author RE: AlphaStation DS10 bootp GNU/Linux net boot
Linux-RISC
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Posts: 3
Joined: 18.06.22
Posted on June 23 2022 07:46
Thanks for your reply.

If have found this manual: http://www.vaxhaven.com/images/5/52/EK-DS10S-CR.D01.pdf


>>> boot -flags an -protocols bootp ewa ➌
(boot ewa0.0.0.4.1 -flags an)
Building FRU table
Trying BOOTP boot.
Broadcasting BOOTP Request...
Received BOOTP Packet File Name: /var/adm/ris/ris0.alpha/hvmunix
local inet address: 16.122.128.26
remote inet address: 16.122.128.59
TFTP Read File Name: /var/adm/ris/ris0.alpha/hvmunix
..........................................................................................
bootstrap code read in
base = 200000, image_start = 0, image_bytes = 9a0fa0
initializing HWRPB at 2000
initializing page table at 1f2000
initializing machine state
setting affinity to the primary CPU
jumping to bootstrap code
Secondary boot program - Thu Aug 1 22:33:13 EST 1999
Loading vmunix ...
.
.
.
The system is ready.
Tru64 UNIX Version V4.0E (sabl28.eng.pko.dec.com) console





I could try to boot hvmunix file via bootp, but I have no idea where to find it.

vmunix file is on the installation CD and doesn't boot using bootp, but I haven't found hvmunix.

Where is is file located?

Thanks in advance.
Edited by Linux-RISC on June 23 2022 08:06
Author RE: AlphaStation DS10 bootp GNU/Linux net boot
Linux-RISC
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Posts: 3
Joined: 18.06.22
Posted on June 24 2022 21:35
Problem solved: tftp path is /srv/tftp/i, so you must specify the boot file without the path, now it works this way:

ds10:\
bf=tftpboot.img:\
ip=192.168.9.14:\
sm=255.255.255.0:\
# optional
sa=192.168.9.100:\
ha=DS10_MAC_ADDR:

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Edited by Linux-RISC on June 25 2022 06:40
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