Some cosmetic fixes listed below..
On Thu, Jun 06, 2002 at 10:57:47PM +0100, Adrian McMenamin wrote:
> completely and bott your kernel straight off the network
> 10MBit port and have heard they are a bit flakely at higher speeds -
> but cannotconfirm that from personal experience.
> BBA's are not cheap - not mny were made and demands is high. Mine cost
> Of course other tools are available - but I recommned dcload-ip: I
> know it works and its simple.
> (NB: If you upgrade the kernel on your Linux box you will have to
> recompile the server (host) end of dcload-ip - but the Dreamcast end
> doesn't have to change).
Neither myself or Marcus have managed to get dcload-ip to work sanely
out-of-the-box. I've got a patch up here:
that fixes the issues. Haven't tried newer versions.
> 3. Compile your DC kernel to support NFS booting
> Building a kernel is covered elsewhere on this site. But you have to
> compile a version that supports NFS booting for this to work. The key
> points to remember are:
> * TCP/IP networking (obviously) must be on
> * EISA, VLB, PCI and on board controllers should be selected
> + RealTek RTL-8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter support should be
> selected, along with "Support for Dreamcast Broad Band
> * Then, under file systems support make sure you select: NFS file
> system support, with root file system on NFS, and you should also
> select support for version 3 client support (assuming you are not
> mounting off some very ancient box)
Due to stupidity in the kernel, you also have to have IP autoconfig turned =
in order to see the root on NFS option. Thus, you need the following in your
optionally, you can CONFIG_NFS_V3=3Dy if you want NFSv3 support.
> * I am also using automounter support, but I have no idea if that is
> necessary - perhaps someone could tell me!
No, automount is not necessary at all. You setup the automounter to
automagically exec a mount command when you traverse a mountpoint. It's cut=
but hardly useful, especially on the DC.
> To get NFS to bbot properly, I had to tweak it just a tiny bit (I was
> I have also used the Busybox sheel as my initrd, and bound that with
> 6. Pipe it accross and watch it boot.
Paul Mundt <lethal@...>