Subject: unable to finish boot process on netwinder using 1.6 RC2
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From: Avtar Gill <>
List: port-arm
Date: 09/01/2002 17:27:57

I have been trying to install NetBSD 1.6 RC2 (20020830 build)on a 
netwinder. So far I've successfully (sort of) booted the machine 
using tftp and dhcpd as per the instructions found here..

The kernel boots up without a problem but as soon as it's done 
mounting the root fs from the nfs server (and before it gives 
me the option to choose a terminal type) it just stops and hangs. 
Here is the complete output from the boot process..

Can someone who's had success with netbsd on a netwinder please
point out what I'm doing wrong? I've read and re-read the 
netbsd diskless/netbooting docs and as far as I can tell I think 
I'm going about this the right way.

Here's output from running /usr/sbin/mountd with the -d option..

From that I noticed that the netwinder only seems to mount 
/export/client/root and not /export/client/{swap,usr,home}
I'm not sure why this is the case, this is what I have in my 
/export/client/root/etc/fstab file..
nfsserver:/export/client/swap   none  swap  sw,nfsmntpt=/swap
nfsserver:/export/client/root   /     nfs   rw 0 0
nfsserver:/export/client/usr    /usr  nfs   rw 0 0
nfsserver:/export/client/home   /home nfs   rw 0 0

And this is what my /etc/exports file looks like..
/export/client/root -maproot=root:wheel
/export/client/swap -maproot=root:wheel
/export/client/usr  -maproot=nobody:nobody
/export/client/home -maproot=nobody:nobody

The contents of my /export/client/ directory..
drwxr-xr-x   2 root  wheel       512 Sep  1 04:02 home
drwxr-xr-x  16 root  wheel       512 Sep  1 04:44 root
-rw-r--r--   1 root  wheel  16777216 Sep  1 04:44 swap
drwxr-xr-x  13 root  wheel       512 Sep  1 04:56 usr

And here's what can be found in /export/client/root

BTW.. the tftp/dhcpd/nfs server is a NetBSD box running 1.6 RC1.