Re: semi-OT kernel compile question
Hi. I'm trying to compile a new kernel for netbooting my
SPARCstation ELC but I keep running into a wall when it comes to
mounting the root filesystem.
Everything works fine (booting from my SS20) with a precompiled
kernel from helllabs.org, but my own builds always die on VFS kernel
panics when it tries to mount the root FS.
I *know* the problem...according to every HOWTO in existance, one
must turn on the "Root filesystem as NFS" option in the kernel
config. The *problem* is that I can find no such option in the 2.2
(or just ot of curiosity, 2.4) kernel tree.
Try turning on kernel mode IP interface auto-configuration
first. Then the option
for enabling NFS root should appear. At least it does for me when I
use the menu driven
configuration for 2.2 or 2.4 .
It does require that you set up a BOOTP/DHCP server somewhere or that
you pass the ip=xxx
parameter to the kernel to work right which is no fun.
Luis F. Ortiz