by jesse

what does a tftp boot error "too many packages" mean?

it means your kernel is to large, the maximum file size you can use on x86 for booting via tftp is 640 kilobytes(or on some machines it is 512 kilobytes), so you either need to make your kernel smaller, or use another method of booting(like PXE).


Read more of   The Yak's Frequently Questioned Answers   (mod.2010-02-10)

413.   How can I solve Cisco Catalyst 3550 series issues where a port seems to have died?   [jake/2004-08-23]
380.   What is a dirty hack to see some statistics on the FQAs posted here?   [jake/2003-09-22]
374.   How can I make Gnu/Linux behave like a Real Unix (TM)?   [jake/2003-09-22]
343.   How can I patch my in kernel PCMCIA orinoco drivers so that I may change my MAC address/enter MonMode? (and use kismet, airsnort and the like...)   [jake/2002-12-19]
***306.   What are the niftiest unicode alphabets?   [strick/2010-02-10]
275.   whats an FQA?   [jesse/2001-09-28]
256.   How does the new Windows Product Activation (WPA) scheme work?   [rupe/2001-07-10]
232.   Where can i find a stamp sized ethernet web server for (barely)less than $100?   [sidd/2001-05-30]
230.   What is a good book to get started with Python?   [rupe/2001-05-30]
229.   How do I convert a conventional laser pointer to a modulated laser?   [rupe/2001-05-29]
215.   what is the maximum length of a file name in mac os 9?   [jesse/2001-04-18]
178.   Why isn't my PCS email working on my Cingular/PB Wireless phone?   [rupe/2001-02-12]
146.   What commands do UNIX system administrators commonly use?   [rupe/2000-11-09] ( strick/2001-01-04 )
128.   What is a TINI, and what are some good sources of information on it?   [jesse/2000-10-07]
91.   Should the answer to an FQA consist entirely of an external link?   [macki/2000-05-06] ( strick/2002-01-23 )
85.   What's another good PCS email utility?   [rupe/2001-03-28]
77.   How do I read from standard input using a Python script?   [rupe/2000-04-21]
32.   What are the 'mailer' flags (on the M lines) inside ?   [strick/2000-01-25]
19.   What DNS servers does the YAK use?   [strick/2001-05-25]
16.   Where are the SF Bay Area Cypherpunk physical meetings?   [strick/2001-04-08]