Can you give the exact error message nbd-client gives?
Maybe you started it the wrong way. This is how i started it:
server: nbd-server 33221 /usr/diskless/cube.swap
client: nbd-client 192.168.2.1 33221 /dev/swap
Also make you /dev/swap exists. You create it this way:
mknod /dev/swap b 43 0
It is possible you have a new version of the guide and an old version of the nfsroot. The new version of the nfsroot contains a pre-make /dev/swap.
Yesterday I also uploaded a debian/unstable(sid) nfsroot. The same guide should apply, I haven't tested it. This is for the people who claim they don't have enough bandwidth or think upgrading from stable(woody) to unstable is hard.
About ntpdate, this is a known issue. Use rdate instead.
Steven Looman (Steve_-)
On Sat, Mar 06, 2004 at 09:58:33AM -0600, Adam Thornton wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-03-06 at 08:13, Matt Melling wrote:
> > I have been looking at the GC-Linux project for a little while now, and I
> > have not got round to buying the Broadband Adapter and PSO yet (Waiting
> > for them on eBay :-P), but I was wondering, how do you enter data straight
> > to the cube, like is there a keyboard you can get or something?
> There is a keyboard produced (for PSO), and there is also a PS/2-to-GC
> keyboard adapter. I don't have either yet, but network access works
> quite well.
> Has anyone else had trouble with nbd? I can't get it to work; I can get
> nbd-server running on any number of machines and architectures here
> (cygwin, Linux/x86, Linux/PPC, OS/X), and clearly *some* communication
> is happening, since instead of "Connection Refused" I get "NBD: So such
> device or address" (I think; I'm not near my cube at the moment). NBD
> does appear to be compiled into the kernel.
> I'm using the Debian root FS from 2/29 or so (btw: a neat little trick:
> if you install ntpdate and then modify the start script to manually set
> the date to 1/1/2004 before running ntpdate, you have a clock at
> startup, (I don't know how well it tracks real time, though).
> If you don't manually set the clock to the right ballpark, Linux decides
> that some time in 1936 is closer to 1/1/1970 than some time in 2004 is,
> so you end up with a Depression-era Gamecube).
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