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Old 07-09-2016, 10:30 PM   #1
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Cool Install packages onto NFS after kernel boot?

I'm using a distribution of embeded Debian Linux that loads a ram file system, then I mount an NFS on PC. There is not enough ram space to install packages. So is there any way I can install packages to the NFS after the kernel filesystem has mounted into ram?

is there a config file I can modify to mount the NFS on kernel boot? instead of the one on boot medium? Could I then install packages to the NFS?

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You can mount the root filesystem via NFS from the kernel command line, or mount lower level directories using fstab.
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I tried modifying fstab (and mtab) then making a new boot CD since I cannot write to fstab after the kernel loads and I get the error:
"kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k nls_iso8859-1, errno = 2"
I replaced the lines for mounting the RAM filesystem with the NFS filesystem string. I think the inetd loads before the above error is given

Could you or someone elaborate how I can "mount the root filesystem via NFS from the kernel command line"?

Edit: pretty much is there a workaround so I don't have to recompile the kernel sources and make a new boot image? The boot image is set to load the filesystem into RAM then load the OS, is there a way I can mount the root fs after this is done and the OS has loaded?

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