Subject: Re: nfsroot install
To: Peter Teichmann <>
From: Ben Harris <>
List: port-acorn26
Date: 02/10/2005 22:15:17
On Thu, 10 Feb 2005, Peter Teichmann wrote:

> Can I use a standard installation kernel to install to a nfsroot? But how can
> I tell sysinst to install to a (possibly already mounted) nfsroot? Or can I
> just explode all the sets to the nfsroot?

The latter is how I've always done it.  It usually seems to work.

> Once I have installed it, how can I boot the kernel so that it uses the
> nfsroot? How do I pass arguments to boot26? Is there a boot26 documentation
> somewhere?

The kernel will probably prompt for a root device if it hasn't got one 
compiled in.  If you want to nail down the root device, you'll probably 
need to compile your own kernel.  boot26 is documented in its manual page; 
see <>.

Ben Harris                                                   <>
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