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Old 07-24-2008, 02:09 PM   #1
almcneill
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PXE, DHCP, TFTP, Working - Bootable image not!?!?


Ok, short and skinny of it. I have set up a linux server for using PXE diskless workstation booting. I followed this link:

http://en.opensuse.org/SuSE_install_with_PXE_boot

and i got the workstation seeing the server, receiving its ip, and actually booting.

So, i tried to integrate the following link:

http://en.opensuse.org/PXE_Diskless_Node

and this is where i run into problems. I followed almost all of the instructions (minus the dhcpd.conf, which was used from the first link - it worked properly).

As before, it boots, but then gives an error:

Looking up port of RPC 100003/2 on 192.168.0.50
portmap: RPC call returned error 101
Root-NFS: Server returned error -101 while mounting /tftpboot
VFS: Unable to mount root fs via NFS, trying floppy.
VFS: Insert root floppy and press ENTER


Contents of default config file under /tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg:

default linux
prompt 1
timeout 30

label linux
kernel linux
append ip=dhcp root=/dev/nfs nfsroot=192.168.0.50:/ splash=verbose showopts 3
{EOF}

Mt NFS Server is running and pointing to /tftpboot, and as i said the client see's the "kernel linux" but then it gets stuck on the nfs.

ANY Help would be GREATLY appreciated. There is lots of help out there for doing a network install, which i can get working, but it does help me alot.

Almost forgot, my firewall is turned off.

Last edited by almcneill; 07-24-2008 at 02:45 PM.
 
Old 07-25-2008, 08:05 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by almcneill View Post

default linux
prompt 1
timeout 30

label linux
kernel linux
append ip=dhcp root=/dev/nfs nfsroot=192.168.0.50:/ splash=verbose showopts 3
{EOF}

Mt NFS Server is running and pointing to /tftpboot, and as i said the client see's the "kernel linux" but then it gets stuck on the nfs.
I think your nfsroot needs to point to a directory that your nfs server is exporting. For example if your nfs server is exporting /tftpboot you'd use:

nfsroot=192.168.0.50:/tftpboot
 
Old 07-25-2008, 12:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, but yes, i have tried that. Still to no avail...
 
Old 07-25-2008, 01:00 PM   #4
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Have you tried mounting that exported directory on another machine to verify that your nfs server is acting as it should?
 
Old 07-25-2008, 03:06 PM   #5
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Mt NFS Server is running and pointing to /tftpboot
I imagine you meant 'My' not 'Mt'. Anyway, your NFS server shouldn't be exporting tftpboot. It should be exporting the directory containing the root filesystem for the target (/bin, /etc and so on). Can you post the contents of your /etc/exports file?
 
  


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