Subject: Re: Q: netbooting a decstation
To: Scott Gasch <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 09/17/1999 16:40:21
Scott Gasch wrote:

> I am trying to netboot a DECStation 5k/25 from a FreeBSD box.  The
> kernel seems to boot fine but can't find init and bails out:
> nfs_boot: my_addr=0xa0a0a0a
> nfs_boot: my_mask=0xff000000
> root on scott.lan:/usr/local/pmax/root
> WARNING: clock lost 974 days -- CHECK AND RESET THE DATE!
> exec /sbin/init: error 13
> init: not found
> panic: no init
> syncing disks... done
> rebooting...
> I initially thought that the NFS filesystem was not being mounted.
> However I turned on verbose logging on mountd on the server and it
> seems like the root filesystem is indeed being mounted.

Error 13 is EACCESS - it sounds like you may need to enable root
access to the NFS root directory.  If FreeBSD's mountd is anything
like NetBSD's (which is a reasonable guess) you will probably need to
add something like "-maproot=root" to the line in /etc/exports - "man
exports" for more info.