Boot net name resolution issue

Started by hc105, February 23, 2023, 04:32:44 PM

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hc105

I'm trying to install a NeXTstep 3.0 from scratch (new hard drive) on my nextcube.
I've setup a NetBSD boot server for that, but unfortunately, boot process stops has it cannot retrieve its hostname.
"Configuration server not responding to request for hostname"

/etc/bootptab contains the following:

.default:sm=255.255.255.0:\
ds=192.168.1.1:\
gw=192.168.1.1:\
ht=ethernet:\
bf=boot.cdrom:\
vm=auto:

nextcube:ha=00000F0110c4:ip=192.168.1.88:vm=auto:tc=.default

/etc/hosts contains:
192.168.1.88    nextcube

/etc/ethers:
00:00:0f:01:10:c4 nextcube

Any help would be more than welcome !!



Rob Blessin Black Hole

Hello: You may find answers in the online NeXT network and system administration manual https://www.nextcomputers.org/NeXTfiles/Docs/NeXTStep/3.3/nsa/  , you have a cool idea , I know NeXT had network installs in NeXTSTEP 3.3 ..... hve you tried installing Previous the 68K emulator  https://www.nextcomputers.org/NeXTfiles/Software/Previous68Kemulator/  , if you had it installed on other hardware you may gain insite into what you need to do to get bsd to handshake with NeXT also check through the our old faq's on the archives as I know some had specific info on netbsd.  I'm not sure a NeXT Cube has a default hardware name until after the install when you assign it one through simple network starter but the sys admin manaal should help quite a bit. I hope that helps !
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hc105

Hi Rob.
Many thanks for your answer. Actually, I found "A" solution to the issue, even if I did not find "THE" solution.
Solution I found was simply to move into the single-user mode (typing 'c'), and then, just typing:
# hostname nextcube
# exit
and then the installation process continues. This is "as simple as that".
I would have preferred to find a nicer way but, at least, that works!