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network installation on E220R

Aran Cox-3
I've installed OpenBSD on this hardware in the past by writing the
bsd.rd image to the swap partition of a previous release of OpenBSD or
Solaris.  Unfortunately I mangled the installation messing with
softraid and need to reinstall.  I think I understand the network
installation process but when loading the bsd.rd image via nfs it dies
with the error message: "short write".

I've tried bsd.rd from 4.8 and the snapshot with the same results.
I get the same results doing a network install on a Sun Fire V100.

I'd appreciate any suggestions.  

Regards,
Aran


ok boot net bsd.rd.snapshot
Resetting ...

Sun Enterprise 220R (UltraSPARC-II 450MHz), No Keyboard
OpenBoot 3.23, 512 MB memory installed, Serial #13111336.
Ethernet address 8:0:20:c8:10:28, Host ID: 80c81028.



Rebooting with command: boot net bsd.rd.snapshot                      
Boot device: /pci@1f,4000/network@1,1  File and args: bsd.rd.snapshot
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
10a00 >> OpenBSD BOOT 1.3
No response for RARP request
Using BOOTP protocol: ip address: 10.40.41.136, netmask: 255.255.255.0, gateway: 10.40.41.254
root addr=10.40.41.149 path=/
Booting /pci@1f,4000/network@1,1/bsd.rd.snapshot
3798072@0x1000000+3016@0x139f438+3255104@0x1800000sendrecv: short write! (-1 < 104)
Program terminated
ok

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Re: network installation on E220R

Joe Nosay
On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Aran Cox <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I've installed OpenBSD on this hardware in the past by writing the
> bsd.rd image to the swap partition of a previous release of OpenBSD or
> Solaris.  Unfortunately I mangled the installation messing with
> softraid and need to reinstall.  I think I understand the network
> installation process but when loading the bsd.rd image via nfs it dies
> with the error message: "short write".
>
> I've tried bsd.rd from 4.8 and the snapshot with the same results.
> I get the same results doing a network install on a Sun Fire V100.
>
> I'd appreciate any suggestions.
>

ok> boot cdrom

If not then use the OB path



>
> Regards,
> Aran
>
>
> ok boot net bsd.rd.snapshot
> Resetting ...
>
> Sun Enterprise 220R (UltraSPARC-II 450MHz), No Keyboard
> OpenBoot 3.23, 512 MB memory installed, Serial #13111336.
> Ethernet address 8:0:20:c8:10:28, Host ID: 80c81028.
>
>
>
> Rebooting with command: boot net bsd.rd.snapshot
> Boot device: /pci@1f,4000/network@1,1  File and args: bsd.rd.snapshot
> Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
> Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
> Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
> Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
> 10a00 >> OpenBSD BOOT 1.3
> No response for RARP request
> Using BOOTP protocol: ip address: 10.40.41.136, netmask: 255.255.255.0,
> gateway: 10.40.41.254
> root addr=10.40.41.149 path=/
> Booting /pci@1f,4000/network@1,1/bsd.rd.snapshot
> 3798072@0x1000000+3016@0x139f438+3255104@0x1800000sendrecv: short write!
> (-1 < 104)
> Program terminated
> ok

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Re: network installation on E220R

Aran Cox-3
On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 01:33:18PM -0400, Super Bisquit wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Aran Cox <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> ok> boot cdrom
>
> If not then use the OB path
>

The 220R has a broken CDROM and the V100 has no CDROM.

I'm really trying to sort out the network install so I can do off-site
installations of OpenBSD on some Sun equipment, but thank you for the
suggestion!

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Re: network installation on E220R

Joe Nosay
On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Aran Cox <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 01:33:18PM -0400, Super Bisquit wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Aran Cox <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > ok> boot cdrom
> >
> > If not then use the OB path
> >
>
> The 220R has a broken CDROM and the V100 has no CDROM.
>

You need to find one on ebay or whatnot. If you have a spare drive there,
see if it is compatible with openboot. On the V100, I have no idea.

>
> I'm really trying to sort out the network install so I can do off-site
> installations of OpenBSD on some Sun equipment, but thank you for the
> suggestion!

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Re: network installation on E220R

Sean Kamath
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Try a non snapshot bsd.rd?

Sean
.

On Apr 21, 2011, at 10:16 AM, Aran Cox <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I've installed OpenBSD on this hardware in the past by writing the
> bsd.rd image to the swap partition of a previous release of OpenBSD or
> Solaris.  Unfortunately I mangled the installation messing with
> softraid and need to reinstall.  I think I understand the network
> installation process but when loading the bsd.rd image via nfs it dies
> with the error message: "short write".
>
> I've tried bsd.rd from 4.8 and the snapshot with the same results.
> I get the same results doing a network install on a Sun Fire V100.
>
> I'd appreciate any suggestions.
>
> Regards,
> Aran
>
>
> ok boot net bsd.rd.snapshot
> Resetting ...
>
> Sun Enterprise 220R (UltraSPARC-II 450MHz), No Keyboard
> OpenBoot 3.23, 512 MB memory installed, Serial #13111336.
> Ethernet address 8:0:20:c8:10:28, Host ID: 80c81028.
>
>
>
> Rebooting with command: boot net bsd.rd.snapshot
> Boot device: /pci@1f,4000/network@1,1  File and args: bsd.rd.snapshot
> Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
> Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
> Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
> Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
> 10a00 >> OpenBSD BOOT 1.3
> No response for RARP request
> Using BOOTP protocol: ip address: 10.40.41.136, netmask: 255.255.255.0,
gateway: 10.40.41.254
> root addr=10.40.41.149 path=/
> Booting /pci@1f,4000/network@1,1/bsd.rd.snapshot
> 3798072@0x1000000+3016@0x139f438+3255104@0x1800000sendrecv: short write! (-1
< 104)
> Program terminated
> ok