new to netwinder

François Jacques jacf01 at
Sun Jul 29 23:45:28 EDT 2007

Good idea Ralph. 
Having worked with tcpdumps for months, I should have thought of that before

I'll give it a shot this week. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ralph Siemsen [mailto:ralphs at] 
Sent: July 28, 2007 10:55 AM
To: François Jacques
Cc: janrinze at; 'Andrew E. Mileski'; netwinder at
Subject: Re: new to netwinder

On Sat, Jul 28, 2007 at 08:51:10AM -0400, François Jacques wrote:
> Looking at the debian etch activity, it looks like some Debian got it 
> working.

It will boot fine with straight tarball, built with "make
netwinder_defconfig; make zImage".  The debian folks have more work to do
since they use the same binary for multiple ARM machines.
> My HDD died recently, I got a replacement from Fujitsu, but the 
> netwinder just REFUSES to get an IP address from the dhcp and, in 
> fixed IP addr mode, to fetch the boot image from my tftpserver. Not 
> sure if the NICs are dead or not, I tried with both (and the firewall 
> on the tftp server was off during the effort)

Can you make a tcpdump on the tftp server so we can see what's happening?


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