Hi in this mailing list ! Your problem: Recheck the /etc/exports file. First you need the `no_root_squash' option, and dependent of the nfs server (user land or kernel nfs) you must (!) be careful for the naming conventions for the host names (like '*' or '*.domain'), etc. I often had problems, which killed the `mountd'. Example: /tftpboot *.domain.at(rw,no_root_squash) /usr *.domain.at(rw,no_root_squash) /home *.domain.at(rw,no_root_squash) Also recheck if all NFS server parts are running (sometimes they brake, if an error occurs), use for example ps auxw | grep rpc "Error -13": I got this also and I debugged the mountd for this. I found out, that I wanted to export a path, which is also an NFS part of another machine SERVER WORKSTATION which exports for DISKLESS DISKLESS holding /tftpboot mounted /tftpboot from server playing bootp server exporting /tftpboot This configuration is not the best one, but often used in lab. The SERVER is for example a company server, the WORKSTATIONS acts as experimental platform for a boot server acting a bootp and local NFS server and controlling own subnets for the lab experiments. If the ROOT-fs is coming from the SERVER, but you mount (of course) from the WORKSTATION (boot server), then this is not possible, as the NFS server must not export NFS mounted devices (re-export !) I hope this helps Christoph Rajesh Fowkar wrote: > > Hi guys, > > I am from India. I am new to this mailing list. This is my first mail. > > I am trying to configure diskless clients using the etherboot package. I have recompiled the kernel > 2.2.14-5.0 with root FS on NFS option enabled etc. Everything works fine. The diskless client boots > through the floppy, loads rom image, boots the kernel from /tftpboot/kernel. However while mounting > root fs from NFS the redhat nfs server gives the following error : > > Root-NFS: Server returned error -13:while mounting /tftpboot > VFS:unable to mount root fs via NFS:trying floppy. > > The rights of /tftpboot directory are rwxrwxrwx. > > What could be wrong ? Can anybody help me out to solve this problem ? > > Thanks in advance. > > Rajesh > > =========================================================================== > This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: > Rajesh Fowkar <Mail@dempos.com> > To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in > it's body to email@example.com. If you have problems with this list, > send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. -- +--------V--------+ Christoph.Plattner@alcatel.at | A L C A T E L | ----------------------------- +-----------------+ Phone: +43 1 27722 3706 T A S Fax: +43 1 27722 3955 =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Christoph Plattner <email@example.com> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to email@example.com.
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