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Re: populating tftpboot

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On Thursday 11 July 2002 15:13 pm, Eric C. Cooper wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2002 at 02:45:53PM -0400, David Anthony Hacker wrote:
> > How do I populate /tftpboot in order to get diskless clients to
> > boot properly?
> Short answer:  vmlinux, yaboot, and yaboot.conf.
> For more info, see http://penguinppc.org/projects/yaboot/doc/netboot.shtml
> You probably want to use dhcp rather than bootp, but the advice on the
> tftp setup still applies.

Regrettably, this advice isn't good enough. There are other messages (one or 
two from me) that deal with this issue. I populate, but then when I want to 
get my client to boot, it only get so far. In fact, the text of the related 
message goes like this:

"However, at boot  time I get the following:

Boot-NFS: No NFS server available, giving up
VFS: Unable to mount root fs via NFS, trying floppy
VFS: Cannot open root device "nfs" or 02:00
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 02:00"

There never was a satisfactory reply to this that I remember. 


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