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Re: etherboot: unable to open an initial console. wrote:
> I am trying to boot a diskless client and I receive the above error.
> Some additional information:
> I have no display and therefore, I have set up linux to use the serial port
> (ttyS0) as the console.  In /dev, I have created a symbolic link console ->
> /dev/ttyS0.
> I have NFS Root Filesystem enabled.
> Below is a complete printout of what appears on my hyperterminal from the
> moment boot starts.
> Thanks in advance for any help,
> Tom
> ---------------------------

> Looking up port of RPC 100003/2 on
> Looking up port of RPC 100005/1 on
> VFS: Mounted root (NFS filesystem).
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 40k freed
> Warning: unable to open an initial console.
> Kernel panic: No init found.  Try passing init= option to kernel.


since your kernel also complains that it can't find an init program, i assume
that you did not set up or export your remote root fs correctly.
Be sure to use (rw,no_root_squash)

Heinrich Rebehn
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