kern/74352: PXEBoot problems using md as root device

Erik Norgaard norgaard at
Thu Nov 25 02:20:29 PST 2004

The following reply was made to PR kern/74352; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Erik Norgaard <norgaard at>
To: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at, freebsd-bugs at
Subject: Re: kern/74352: PXEBoot problems using md as root device
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 11:15:59 +0100

 I described to problems, they shouldn't be related and I finally
 understood that they are not:
 1) NFSCLIENT in the kernel config will override attempts to use a memory
 file as root device
 2) Disabling NFSClIENT made the booting interface unavailable after
 mounting the memory disk device
 Problem 1 is still there - however 2 was a problem with my memory file
 system. I created a new bare one just capable of running ifconfig and
 both interfaces show up allthough not configured.
 Since 2 is not a bug there is a fix to 1, namely disabling NFSCLIENT.
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