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Old 25th July 2015
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hello. new to the area of BSD and i am trying to install through PXE in an ALIX 2D13 (pcengines.ch), openbsd.
i have followed the tutorial from https://markshroyer.com/2010/12/open...ix-via-ubuntu/
the installation starts and proceeds OK. at the end of the installation it asks for a reboot and when i reboot it comes to boot> and i cannot do anything.
i have a log file attached with all the installation steps.
i am trying to setup an openbsd system to experiment for my university lessons.

if i type boot at the boot>boot then the system boots ok.
what i have done wrong?
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hello. new to the area of BSD and i am trying to install through PXE in an ALIX 2D13 (pcengines.ch), openbsd.
Hello, and welcome!

I have several Alix 2d13 systems, and they make wonderful routers for 100 megabit LANs.
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i have followed the tutorial from https://markshroyer.com/2010/12/open...ix-via-ubuntu/
I've never seen that before. It covers setting up DHCPd and TFTPd services on an Ubuntu server so that they can support a PXE boot, and it also provides guidance for initial booting of the OpenBSD RAMDISK kernel bsd.rd that is used for install. That's where the tutorial ends, as the installation itself is described in OpenBSD FAQ 4.
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the installation starts and proceeds OK. at the end of the installation it asks for a reboot and when i reboot it comes to boot> and i cannot do anything.
i have a log file attached with all the installation steps. I've looked through it, and I believe I see the problem.what i have done wrong?
Let's start with what you did RIGHT. You posted a complete log, so it's easy to see the problem. That's wonderful. Thank you!

And, I have the same systems, so I understand the problem, too. The Alix system is still PXE booting, and using the pxeboot(8) bootloader, and it is looking for the full kernel "bsd". Which is on the compact flash drive, and not on the Ubuntu server.

You can now set its BIOS to boot from the compact flash storage, and OpenBSD should boot normally. If you don't have the alix2.pdf manual handy, press the S key during the power on memory test to enter the BIOS configuration tool, then press E to toggle the PXE boot from "on" to "off", then press Q to quit. You'll be prompted to save settings.

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If you don't have the alix2.pdf manual handy, press the S key during the power on memory test to enter the BIOS configuration tool, then press E to toggle the PXE boot from "on" to "off", then press Q to quit. You'll be prompted to save settings.
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http://www.pcengines.ch/pdf/alix2.pdf

Discussion on setup options begins on page 10.
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Old 27th July 2015
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SOLVED.
Thanks a lot for the quick, helpful and polite replies.
what i did wrong is that i disabled the pxe on client machine after the the second reboot which was too late. Silly me.
Anyway, it is fixed and i am in the world of openbsd now. Thanks again.
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