Ok, the kernel will boot. The NFS root doesn’t want to mount, though 🙁
I eventually found (after trying three different programs) a tftp daemon that likes running on the Qube (nope, the Linux NetKit doesn’t) and the system will now boot up without any problems.
Unfortunately, I don’t think the the NFS server on the Qube is playing nicely with the mount that is requested by the JavaStation. It fails to mount (error 5)
mrcoffee is the name of the machine on my network). I’ve tried explictly exporting that directory via NFS, even though
/tftpboot is already exposed, but it still doesn’t want to play.
My last resort will be a reboot to ensure that the NFS server hasn’t become confused, but it looks like the whole thing is a waste of effort, given that NetBSD 1.6 is into the pre-release stage as of yesterday.