Subject: Re: Diskless boot problem error=13
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: John C. Hayward <John.C.Hayward@wheaton.edu>
Date: 11/07/1996 12:18:38
I find myself answering my own post for this query. While I am out of
the frying pan on that on I'm into the fire on the next problem. I also
conclude with some documentation change suggestions.
My problem was that I had forgotten to send HUP to mountd so the nfs
mount requests were failing -- so I guess error=13 means nfs mount
At this point I get past the root on server:/... and swap on server:/...
messages. It now cannot find /sbin/init.
The last messages are:
root on server:/.../root
swap on server:/.../swap
exec /sbin/init: error 8
init: not found
panic: no init
Stopped at _Debugger+0x4: leave
I have populated the served up root area with an immage of of a normal
system and have verified that sbin/init from that root area does exists.
The kernel configuration has EXEC_AOUT and NFSCLIENT options.
Any ideas on what might be wrong?
On the documentation:
dummy root=/export/dummy/root \
Should be something like:
dummy root=server:/export/dummy/root \
8. Export the required filesystems in /etc/exports:
/usr -ro myclient
# for SunOS:
# /export/myclient -rw=myclient,root=myclient
# for NetBSD:
/export/myclient -maproot=root myclient
Should be (last two lines)
# for NetBSD
/export/myclient/root /exports/myclient/swap -maproot=root myclient
On Thu, 7 Nov 1996, John C. Hayward wrote:
> Dear Current Users,
> I am attempting to set up a `diskless' bootable floppy. I've tried
> to follow the instructions on man diskless(8) etc.
> I have rpc.bootparamd running on i386 1.2 Beta in debugging mode. I
> have built a i386 diskless kernel from 1.2B sources and installed it on a
> floppy and added the bootstap blocks with disklabel. I have rarpd running
> on the server.
> On booting it gets it's clients address and server address, hostname
> fine. On the rcp.bootparamd display it shows a getfile for client and
> file root. The returning info is what I put in /etc/rcp.bootparams for
> this client. The /etc/exports export the server area, nfsd is up and
> running, The server area etc/fstab looks ok (note I did not fine
> fstab.nfs which was mentioned in the diskless man pages).
> Can someone point me in the right directions as to what this error
> means and how I can correct it?
> Thanks in advance.