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Re: booting Linux 2.2.18 NFS-Root

>>>>> "Branden" == Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> writes:

    Branden> On Wed, Dec 27, 2000 at 03:58:47PM +1100, Brian May
    Branden> wrote:
    >> I seem to have problems booting Linux 2.2.18 via NFS root
    >> image. **2.2.17 works fine**, but 2.2.18 says "No NFS servers
    >> available, giving up".
    Branden> [...]
    >> Any ideas what is going on?

    Branden> This may not have anything to do with it, but IIRC, Alan
    Branden> Cox merged the NFS v3 code into the 2.2.18 series.

I fixed the problem.

I am not sure if this was my fault <grin> or a change in the kernel,
but now I have to use the "-i rom" option when creating the wrapper
using mknbi-linux. It looks like the options the wrapper passes to the
kernel disables it from doing the lookup automatically (I think this
has changed in the kernel, not sure when).

Somewhere now, something has broken the NFS-Root shutdown
procedure. It complains that /etc and /dev are in use, and can't be
unmounted. This use to work fine with 2.2.17, not sure what has
changed. Then again, I don't understand how it did work...

Oh, another thing, I keep getting warnings like this:
Dec 27 21:15:34 pluto kernel: nfs warning: mount version older than kernel
Is it OK to ignore these?

As for NFSv3, I enabled it everywhere (I doubt my user-space daemon
supports it though... Probably should use the kernel daemon.) --- what
is the difference?
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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