install on nfs partition, is possible?
I'm exploring the possibility of making a full debian install on an NFS
partition, i have an iMac 333 but i do not want to touch the disc inside
the machine, i also have another machine (this one x86) that runs Debian
unstable and that have an nfs server.
the first step was to netboot, so far I have installed tftpd and dhcpd
on the server, configured them, and succesfully booted the debian
testing installer images found here 
The installer actually starts, make me select language and keyboard,
configures the network (but do not automagically recognises the bmac
ethernet, i need to select it by hand), and then start the partitioning
Unfortunately right now I'm stuck as there seem to be no way to say the
installer to not touch the disk and use nfs as the target partition,
moreover, even from the console, I have been unable to even mount the
do you think the problem here is the kernel not supporting nfs, or the
stripped down version of the "mount" command in the initrd install bin
that does not allow such a thing?
in either cases, where can i get a (precompiled) kernel image that
support nfs and/or add a "full" mount to the initrd image?
as i understand is actually possile to run a machine with an NFS root
partition , has anyone tried yet to do an install?
any idea will be greatly appreciated :)
root=/dev/nfs in the yaboot.conf, and a kernel with ip
autoconfiguration and nfs support