This is the preferred way of configuring the first process. It obtains all information via the BOOTP protocol. To use it, enable the bootp daemon on some machine by uncommenting the line that starts with "bootps" in the /etc/inetd.conf file. restarted inetd by sending it SIGHUP signal (kill -1).
All the information about the machine's ip address, netmask, nfs root is obtained via the BOOTP protocol. To use it add an entry to your /etc/bootptab. Here's an example of what ours looks like:
avoch::ha=0000c0d0a54e:\ :sm=255.255.255.0:gw=22.214.171.124: :ef="NFS 126.96.36.199:/disk/av0/hb/tree":\ :ip=188.8.131.52:\ :to=auto: