Subject: netboot?
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 11/03/1994 10:25:09
> From: jhawk@MIT.EDU
> Date: Thu, 3 Nov 94 00:28:08 -0500
> I mentioned I had problems NFS mounting the swap, and Gordon suggested
> using mountd -n. This was only part of the problem -- I really need to
> go and document the work I did to make things work, but it seemed that
> mountd refused to allow the diskless client to mount the swap partition;
> this seemed to be because it expected a directory in /etc/exports, but
> would receive a request for a file, as if it were a directory, from
> the client. Is anyone else netbooting netbsd/sun3 off of another NetBSD
> box, or are you using a Sun?

I am using a SunOS server, but I looked at the NetBSD mountd and
it appears that it should allow mount requests with path names
that represent either a directory or a regular file.

Unfortunately, I don't have a NetBSD server yet, so I can't test it.