Diskless Boot Guide?

kevin stovall kevinstovall at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 16 01:50:22 PDT 2005

I am trying to put together a compute cluster (currently running FreeBSD 
6-BETA2) which I want to boot diskless. I have been having problems setting 
it up and am wondering if someone has created a walkthrough of how to do it 
besides the one in the FreeBSD Handbook.

On the server machine, there are only two partitions, one at / and one at 
/home. Would this cause a potential problem?

I am using PXE. The diskless machine finds the kernel fine, but hangs what 
seems to be just before giving the login prompt. The last few lines are:

Trying to mount root from nfs:
Interface fxp0 IP-Address Broadcast


Kevin Stovall

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