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Unread postby josehill » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:25 am

thermionic wrote:FreeBSD rshd is now working with inst :-) It needed several changes to /etc/pam.d/rsh to get it "open" enough.

Now that's starting to sound like a wiki article! :D

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Unread postby pub_bronx » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:03 am

josehill wrote:Now that's starting to sound like a wiki article! :D

As soon as I've managed to net install my box, I'll publish my experiences on this subject in the wiki. But for now...
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Re: fun with network install onto clean disk

Unread postby thermionic » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:10 pm

Hi PB

I'll fire up the FreeBSD box tomorrow (little to drunk to do it now), and go through some of my assorted notes to see what I did back then to get it working.

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Re: fun with network install onto clean disk

Unread postby pub_bronx » Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:18 am

thermionic wrote:(little to drunk to do it now)
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Hello Thermionic,
Thank you very much, but I think I've solved my problem (see this post).
In the next few days, I'll post an article in the wiki, to explain all the steps one have to perform to net-install a box. My contribution will be about installation from FreeBSD. Other people may add contributions about installation from other systems.
Your posts in this thread have helped me a lot. Thanks again.
Regards,
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Re: fun with network install onto clean disk

Unread postby pub_bronx » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:42 am

Hello,
Wiki article about net-installing an Octane from a FreeBSD box added here!
HTH,
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Re: fun with network install onto clean disk

Unread postby LoWeN » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:07 am

Hello,

You can also add to your wiki article that this is also valid for FreeBSD 6.2.

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Re: fun with network install onto clean disk

Unread postby pub_bronx » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:19 am

LoWeN wrote:Hello,

You can also add to your wiki article that this is also valid for FreeBSD 6.2.

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Hello LoWen,
Updated! Thanks for the information.
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Re: fun with network install onto clean disk

Unread postby josehill » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:24 am

pub_bronx wrote:Wiki article about net-installing an Octane from a FreeBSD box added here!

Nice! Thanks!

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Re: fun with network install onto clean disk

Unread postby nekonoko » Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:39 am

Very nicely done document - thanks for putting it together!
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Re: fun with network install onto clean disk

Unread postby LoWeN » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:25 am

Hello,

Some more additions :

- You can use /etc/hosts.equiv with "+ +" line. Confortable when you need to redeploy a large amount of systems.
You don't need to create a huge amount of entries in /home/guest/.rhosts
- After a failed attemp the system might bug you with a message teeling you that a previous miniroot is already existing. What ever you try it will end up with a can't find unix on partition(1). resetenv will fix it.
- Strange problem I faced. After a resetenv my system boot normally. Load miniroot normally. Then nothing anymore. In fact my console goes to the serial. I tried to do setenv -p console g. No luck. So don't worry and have a look at your serial after the reinstall it will be fixed.
- I have extracted all my cds under a folder representing it's name. Symlinking is not working under tftp.
So I had to make a 6530 folder and copy all my 3 cds under it instead og having 6530_cd1 and link under 6.5.30 folder.
But it nicely works for the nfs further on at the time you open distro. So I have done it for the base.
- With 6.5.30 don't load the complementary application at the install time or your print system will default to esp printpro and it requires a license.

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Re: fun with network install onto clean disk

Unread postby pub_bronx » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:37 pm

Wiki updated (at the bottom...). Thank you, LoWeN!
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Re: fun with network install onto clean disk

Unread postby nuts » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:28 am

up, I m trying to setup a Install server on virtualbox with freeBSD 8.1. I read the wiki and I've modified the inetd.conf file.

My octane can't run fx or start the installation. Unable to execute bootp...: invalid argument. unable to load bootp... is not a valid file to boot

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Re: fun with network install onto clean disk

Unread postby smj » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:53 pm

You might want to try using DINA. There's a draft how-to for setting up DINA in the wiki that includes a guide, links to the VM image and original docs, forum threads, etc. I've got more changes to make to the page, but from where it ends the original docs will get you the rest of the way.

Depending on what host system you have available you should run DINA using VMware Player. Converting the VM to run under Virtual Box might be possible, but you'll have to deal with some different virtual devices being presented to DINA.
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Re: fun with network install onto clean disk

Unread postby nuts » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:32 am

I tried DINA on virtualbox and it didn't work. And I don't know why, I had not network with vmware

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Re: fun with network install onto clean disk

Unread postby smj » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:49 am

Ah - sorry if that was you in the other thread and I didn't remember.
Then? :IRIS3130: ... Now? :O3x02L: :A3504L:- :A3502L: :1600SW:+MLA :Fuel: :Octane2: :Octane: :Indigo2IMP: :Indy: ... Other: DEC :BA213: :BA123: Sun, DG AViiON, NeXT :Cube:


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