Summary: Problem with jumpstart

From: Ryan McEwan <>
Date: Tue May 14 2002 - 14:16:58 EDT
First off, many thanks to those that offered assistance.
Jeff Kennedy, Anwar Saadeh, Todd Urie, Gert-Jan Hanenaars, Robert Legate and
Steve Aizic.  I hope I did not miss anyone.

Anyways, after many many emails back and forth to these folks offering
suggestions such as snoops, double checking configs, etc, I began to notice
that the problem may actually be with the tftp server on the boot server.
Since I have tftp configured to run out of inetd, I hup'ed the inetd
process, but with no success.  I also as per one suggestion killed and
restarted the rarpd processes.  Once again to no avail.  I finally took the
windows approach and rebooted the boot server and that is what ultimately
fixed the problem.  Still not sure exactly what caused it, but as some have
said before, when in doubt, reboot.  It worked for me.
Thanks again.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan McEwan []
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 10:14 AM
To: Sun Managers
Subject: Problem with jumpstart

Solaris 8 07/01.  I have a previous jumpstart env all configured and was
working great, until I am trying to jumpstart 3 more Netra T1 AC200 servers.
I have added entries in /etc/ethers and also /etc/bootparams as I have
always done in the past when it has worked.

Here is all I get.

ok boot net - install
Boot device: /pci@1f,0/pci@1,1/network@c,1  File and args: - install
Using Onboard Transceiver - Link Up.
Setting Half duplex mode.
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet
Timeout waiting for ARP/RARP packet

How do I troubleshoot this to try and figure out why it is not picking up
the MAC address and beginning the install?  I have been able to successfully
jumpstart Netra T1 AC200's in the past, but just not these 3 new ones.
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Received on Tue May 14 14:23:21 2002

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