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Re: Netboot: kernel panic init not found

On Tuesday 12 October 2004 23:47, Graham Leggett wrote:
> Arno Schuring wrote:
> > I have three additional options you might want to try:
> >
> > If /bin/ash is dynamically linked, you may also want to check that it can
> > find the correct /lib/ file. Check with 'readelf -l /bin/ash'
> > and look for the line "Requesting program interpreter: /path/to/"
> >
> > Yan can also try adding a '/' before disklessrc, I'm not sure if the
> > kernel assumes a working dir of '/'.
> >
> > The kernel assumes /sbin/init if no init= option is specified. You can
> > symlink /sbin/init to /bin/sh, for example, to find out whether or not it
> > is indeed not receiving the command line options (assuming you know how
> > to modify the initrd file).
> Found the problem you describe a short while ago - the
> redhat-config-netboot program as shipped by Redhat produces a completely
> bogus initrd for the kernel.
> Problems include missing libraries (which cause ash not to run, which in
> turn causes kernel panic init not found), and broken kernel module
> configs (the nfs module won't load, as it depends on lockd, which
> depends on sunrpc, which won't load). Still struggling on to get it
> working.
> I don't think Redhat have made any attempt to get redhat-config-netboot
> to work at all, which is a shame, as the functionality is really useful.

Have a look at clusterknoppix, it has tools and docs for making and installing 
custom kernels on diskless machines.
or Debian, which has a list of diskless tools in the distro as well as kernel 
building tools

> :(
> The full bug report is here:
> Regards,
> Graham
> --

Bob Hutchinson
Midwales dot com
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