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Re: diskless install

Yes, I had the same experience on i386 with diskless-0.3.7
package. But I believe it is fixed now. You need to have
these lines for debian:
# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)

# The loopback interface
iface lo inet loopback

Hope this helps,


Adrian Cox wrote:

> I've been installing Debian on diskless PowerPC boards a lot recently,
> while writing a user guide to our boards. I've run into a problem with
> NFS mounting.
> Firstly, I'm using the patches from nfs.sourceforge.net, as without them
> a diskless PowerPC machine can be unreliable. When the installer starts
> on a diskless system, the first thing it does is to mount the root
> filesystem. The problem is that the loopback interface isn't up, and the
> nolock option isn't specified, so that it times out trying to contact
> the portmapper.
> The clue was packets addressed to being sent out through eth0.
> My workaround is to manually bring up the loopback interface first.
> Has anybody else run into this?
> - Adrian Cox, AG Electronics
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