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Re: Booting Sun3/50 Diskless from Serving PC
On Thu, 5 Mar 2009, David Johnson wrote:
I moved all of my various individual exports directories as they were shown
in the NFS Diskless Boot Howto to /export/root as you suggested in your
/export/sun350/swap (is an 8Mbyte file) --> /export/sun350/root/swap
My etc/exports now looks like this:
/ -maproot:root:wheel -alldirs sun350.grid.net <---- this works
without complaint from mountd
Now you have your exports like that you should also be able to
mount home and usr as separate filesystems if you want (though
personally I would leave them as they are)
I can boot diskless to single user mode but I'm still having trouble getting
swap to work. Your comment about /export being a separate file system on my
server raises questions. I simply did a mkdir /export to create this tree on
my server. But what I'm ending up with is completely different from what the
NFS diskless Howto shows for setup. I'm wondering what happened in my case
and why am I ending up so different from the HOWTO description?
I suspect part of it could be related to additional checks
that NetBSD added a while back to prevent multiple NFS
exports of the same base filesystem, so /etc/exports configs
that used to work no longer do.
The diskless howto definitely needs some updating.
For the swap file can you try:
- move the swap file to /export/sun350/swap
- create a directory /export/sun350/root/swap
- Try the following in fstab on the client
server:/export/sun350/swap none swap sw,nfsmntpt=/swap
(According to the swapctl manpage that *should* work).
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