Re: init dying with NFS root
I noticed the same problem. Linux 2.2.13 works, while 2.2.17 or higher
does not. I installed 2.2.16 or 2.2.15 (I dont remember), and it works.
On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, Tim Bell wrote:
> I wrote:
> > I'm trying to set up a Beowulf cluster using NFS root for booting,
> > but I'm not having much success.
> > This is all using 2.4.0-prerelease. (2.2.18 and 2.2.19pre3 both failed
> > before even getting to mounting root -- I'm not sure why yet.) The
> > kernel is loaded by LILO from an ext2 filesystem on a floppy or hard
> > disk.
> Well, I didn't find out what was causing the problem, but I found that
> booting from a kernel which was dd'd directly onto the floppy (as
> opposed to being loaded by lilo from a filesystem on the floppy) works.
> I was using lilo so I could use the kernel boot options, but I can get
> around that by using bootp instead.
> Now I just need to sort out all the other little problems...
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