Hi Chris, Initially I had copied the kernel in /tftpboot and the Diskless client was booting the kernel and than giving -13 error. Now I thought of copying the kernel to the actual workstation directory /tftpboot/rajeshpc and changed the dhcpd.conf file to point to /tftpboot/rajeshpc/kernel. Now the root filesystem is getting mounted but the init part gives error since the init is I think dynamically linked. The diskless node gives a list of errors like killing process getty killing process init etc. error in mounting shared libraries etc. I am not getting the login prompt. All these error are reapeating on the screen. How can I solve this problem to get the login prompt on the Diskless client. Thanks in advance. Warm Regards Rajesh > >First of all test the mount point on your local linux server: > > bash# mount -t nfs your_server:/tftpboot/xxxxxx /mnt/tmp > >(Of course, you must have a /mnt/tmp directory !) > >Further try following to nfs root for the diskless client: >2 ways: > >ONE: Use bootloader GNU Grub. Compile it with network support > (uses etherboot network drivers !!) > Install boot loader to disk and boot from disk (on client) > Now you are at the GRUB prompt: > > grub> bootp > > (Now you see the server and client address) > > grub> root (nd) > > (Use the network connction as root for the boot loader (not linux !) > > grub> kernel /tftpboot/xxxxxx/vmlinuz root=/dev/nfs > nfsroot=ip_of_server:/tftpboot/xxxx/root ip=........ > > (All in one line, then the command ...) > > grub> boot > >The advantage here is to try the kernel without any image and to use the >kernel parameter line for the boot (no bootp or any automatic for the >first test (see /usr/src/linux/Documentation/nfsroot.txt, > /usr/doc/HOWTO/mini/NFS-Root, /usr/doc/HOWTO/BootPrompt-HOWTO). > >The second way is to boot via ldlinux.sys (syslinux.cfg), like on the >RedHat boot disk (!). Here in syslinux.cfg the kernel parameter line can >also be added. > >I prefer GRUB for all those experiements. I added support for diskless >boot of GRUB itself. So the boot image is nbgrub, and you never had to >use mknbi(-linux) any more !!! >With the use of the grub config file (menu.lst) you can also >automatcally >boot the linux, everything diskless !! (I use this at home !) > >With friendly regards > > Christoph plattner > =========================================================================== 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.
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