nfs installs of 5.1

Thierry Herbelot thierry at herbelot.com
Mon Jul 7 13:32:49 PDT 2003


Le Monday 07 July 2003 22:02, M. L. Dodson a écrit :
> Background:
> I posted this on questions, but got no response.  Since this used
> to work, I thought it might be a 5.x issue.

indeed, see later

> $subject seems broken for me for 5.1 miniinst.iso
>
> Export /cdrom from 10.2.1.4; exports line:
> /cdrom -maproot=0 -alldirs -network 10.2 -mask 255.255.0.0
>
> Nfs server setup, on 4.8-STABLE, is well tested and known to
> work.
>
> When prompted for nfs info during install, give 10.2.1.4:/cdrom,
> netmask 255.255.0.0 (same subnet as target machine) -> configure
> install target network (ip 10.2.1.200) -> get error:
>
> Error mounting 10.2.1.4:/cdrom on /dist: no such file or directory
>
> On ttyv4 find error messages (hand copied):
> mount_nfs: can't update /var/db/mountdtab for 10.2.1.4:/cdrom
> mount_nfs: Operation not supported by device
>
> On ttyv4 I can cd to /dist

this may be due to kernel being unable to dynamically load nfs_client.ko

I saw this when building a jumpstart server for 5.1 (PXE automatic install 
from another 5.1 server).

I went around by stopping the boot loader in the boot phase, loading manually 
the nfs module, then proceeding with the install.

	TfH



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