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Old 01-03-2004, 04:46 AM   #1
palanisaravanan
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Question Mounting root file system using NFS


I am trying to setup a Diskless network in my office using netboot,bootp,tftp and NFS.
Those who want to know more abt Diskless PC .Plz follow the link

http://web.singnet.com.sg/~leetc/howto/x-terminal.html
http://www.luv.asn.au/overheads/netboot/netboot-4.html
The principle is my client will download a Nework bootable kernel image using tftp and mount the root file system using NFS.MY problem is when i boot from client side using the bootrom,it cud not mount the root file system.
The message is like this
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ROOT-NFS :No NFS Server available givingup
VFS-Unable to mount root fs Via NFS trying floppy
VFS:insert root floppy and press enter.
---This is the message i am getting.
Nothing wrong with my /etc/exports and /etc/hosts .
My nfs server is running.I checked it.
where it is going wrong.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 04:57 AM   #2
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well can you connect to it manually from another environment? try booting to a knoppix cd or other live environment on the remote machine and attempt to mount it as a normal NFS share there. that way you'll remove the nfsboot side of things to simplify it for now.

i've done something pretty similar to this, which you might find useful.
http://mini-itx.com/projects/animalsnes/
 
Old 01-03-2004, 05:07 AM   #3
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There is some very good documentation at TLDP
Check out tldp.org and search for nfs :-)
 
Old 01-03-2004, 05:09 AM   #4
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Yes ,using SuSE Live CD I am able to mount the root file system from another PC
 
Old 01-03-2004, 05:11 AM   #5
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
well can you connect to it manually from another environment? try booting to a knoppix cd or other live environment on the remote machine and attempt to mount it as a normal NFS share there. that way you'll remove the nfsboot side of things to simplify it for now.

i've done something pretty similar to this, which you might find useful.
http://mini-itx.com/projects/animalsnes/

Using Suse Live Cd I can manually mount the root file system.Thanks
 
Old 01-03-2004, 05:23 AM   #6
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
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i've done something pretty similar to this, which you might find useful.
http://mini-itx.com/projects/animalsnes/
Very impressive! Thanks for the link

Cool
 
  


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