pxeboot, TFTP only, NFS MOUNT RPC error: 60, timeout

Erik Norgaard norgaard at locolomo.org
Thu Feb 7 22:08:35 UTC 2008

Rek Jed wrote:
> Hey,
> I've been building FreeBSD jumpstart infrastructure and it mostly 
> works.  I'm using tftp  to boot off the network in to scripted 
> sysinstall.  I compiled the boot loader with tftp support but every time 
> I boot it will first try nfs, then timeout after around two minutes (it 
> cannot find nfs) and finally boot from tftp.  Is there any way that I 
> can make it boot from tftp straight away rather than wait for nfs to 
> timeout?
> This is how I build the boot loader:
> cd /usr/src/sys/boot
> sudo make clean
> sudo cp i386/pxeldr/pxeboot /jumpstart/tftpd/boot/pxeboot.0
> sudo cp i386/boot0/boot0 /jumpstart/tftpd/boot/
> sudo cp i386/boot2/boot1 /jumpstart/tftpd/boot/
> sudo cp i386/boot2/boot2 /jumpstart/tftpd/boot/
> sudo cp i386/mbr/mbr /jumpstart/tftpd/boot/


I wrote the howto refered to in other reply, it's a while ago I played 
with this, but I have no reason to think that much has changed on the 
6.x branch, I have just tried 7.x and build of the loader this way fails.

As I understand the documentation, enabling TFTP disables NFS, they are 

When building the loader make sure that your source tree is clean and 
/usr/obj is empty, or it won't work. I recall this puzzled me a long 
time until I found the trick. I don't think it is enough to do make clean.

Second, I did

# cd /usr/src/sys/boot

ok, as said, it's a while ago I played with this, they may have 
introduced support for the usual way of stating options.

Cheers, Erik
Erik Nørgaard
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