as part of my cisco course @ my local college i've started delving into the
world of linux as an extra curicular activity by having redhat 9.0 installed
on the pc i use in class.
having read an article about thin clients/diskless nodes and visiting the
i set about setting up the workstation accordingly by
downloading source files and compiling them. i had a few minor hiccups
nothing i couldn't resolve. earlier this week i managed to sucessfully get
my first diskless node working, initially in runlevel 3, then 4 and finally
my next step was to attach a second node to the hub. despite having
configured the server i cannot get a second host to mount the NFS.
everything appears to be working correctly, the MAC address of NIC is
acknowledged by DHCP and IP address is assigned (192.168.0.2) which can be
ping'ed from server (192.168.0.254) and the first node (192.168.0.1), and
the kernel is loaded via TFTP
until that is the NFS is mounted when i get
the following error;
< start of error>
NFS mount fails reason given: Permission denied
mount: nfsmount failed: Bad file number
NFS: mount program didn't pass remote address!
mount: Mounting 192.168.0.254:/opt/ltsp/i386 on /mnt failed: Invalid
ERROR! failed to mount the root directory via NFS!
Possible reasons include;
1) NFS services may not be running on server
2) Workstation IP does not map to a hostname, either in /etc/hosts, or in
3) Wrong address for NFS server in the DHCP config
4) Wrong pathname for root directory in the DHCP
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
<end of error>
i've double checked the various config's of the server, read numerous
how-to's etc... but i'm unable to sort the problem out.