conf/48195: /var/db/mounttab error on diskless boot

Harry Coin harrycoin at
Mon Feb 14 15:30:23 PST 2005

The following reply was made to PR conf/48195; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Harry Coin <harrycoin at>
To: freebsd-gnats-submit at,
	dirkx at
Subject: Re: conf/48195: /var/db/mounttab error on diskless boot
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 17:30:22 -0600

 I have the same problem on 5.3
 I intend a remote (not local memory disk) /etc and remote /var, but the 
 initdiskless routine fails the mount_nfs in the 
 ..serverdiskless-root:/conf/{ip address}/etc/diskless_remount because 
 mount_nfs wants to update /var/db/mounttab, which at that point is 
 read-only.  Hence it fails.

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