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Bug#80862: boot-floppies: I can't mount an NFS share as my root fs

On Mon, Jan 01, 2001 at 04:03:44AM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> <idalton@ferret.phonewave.net> writes:
> > Package: boot-floppies
> > Version:
> > Severity: normal
> > 
> > I'm trying to install an NFS root/diskless system.
> > 
> > I get the network configured, then I select 'mount a
> > previously-initialised partition', and then I select 'nfs' (which is the
> > only option listed). And then I get dumped to the main menu without
> > anything asking about my NFS server and path.
> > 
> > I'm booting with the 'debug verbose' options set, and there are no
> > messages in the log at this point.
> Is dbootstrap seg faulting?  Init should say something.
> It's hard for me to test this, unfortunately.

The only message that appears is the one saying there isn't a
/lib/modules/<foo>/modules.dep, which appears on the console and gets
overwritten by the dialogs.

Say, might NFS support have been disabled at some point?

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