This is a request for help. My diskless client doesn't continue booting after mounting the root filesystem via NFS. This is ONLY if I boot with the boot EPROM, not if I use a floppy generated with the same settings. I have used the minimal kernel (same for Eprom and floppy) for a 16K 27128 Eprom on a cheap NE2000 card. I compiled a Kernel 2.2.16 with no modules and bootp/dhcp/nfs support, as well as the Networking options / IP: kernel level autoconfiguration on My root filesystem is a SuSE 7.0 minimal system (installed into directory /tftpboot/thin1). Unfortunately the minimum possible system takes 140MB (does anybody know how to create a much lighter system ?) My server uses DHCP for providing bootp support. I had to add /etc/ethers for the thing to work also. Using the netboot image on a boot floppy works OK. The root filessystem is mounted and the boot progresses correctl until I can login. The problem now is that using a boot ROM (which looks correct using Romcheck) correctly boots the kernel, correcty mounts the nfs filesystem but the the system stops with the last lines: "UFS: mounted root (NFS filesystem)" "Freeing unused kernel memory: 48K freed" tcpdump on eth0 shows that NFS is used to load a big file. This shows that only the "init" program is loaded, nothing more: /tftpboot/thin1> ## find . -amin -3 ./sbin/init I have read the hints about dynamically loaded inits. I made "chroot /tftpboot/thin1" and "ldconfig". It seems my init is a good one and statically linked: /tftpboot/thin1> ## ldd ./sbin/init not a dynamic executable Does anybody have a hint what this can be (only with Eprom, not with floppy) ? Can it be that the kernel must be told to exclude a memory area where the ROM is located ? Thanks, Rainer =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Rainer Schoenen <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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