Bug#80862: boot-floppies: I can't mount an NFS share as my root fs
On Mon, Jan 01, 2001 at 10:50:06PM +0100, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> >>>>> " " == idalton <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Mon, Jan 01, 2001 at 04:03:44AM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> >> <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> > Package: boot-floppies > Version: 22.214.171.124.1 > 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?
> Have a look weather the nfs.o module gets loaded and if no, if its
> loadable by insmod.
Hehe.. That's exactly the problem. Has NFS been completely modularised
under i386 now? Nope.. idepci has NFS support I just noticed. Hmmm.. and
this is a SCSI-based machine, too, So I didn't even LOOK at idepci.
Could NFS be fitted into compact's kernel?