FreeBSD diskless workstation boot over Linux PXE server
erik at cederstrand.dk
Tue Mar 4 10:11:33 UTC 2008
vincenzo romero wrote:
> Thank you for the input from a couple of folks. After a few research
> and readings I am able to boot off a diskless client; and have a
> little error encountered. To clarify the environment:
> 1. PXE/DHCP/NFS/TFTP servers is a linux host
> 2. DHCP - server - dhcpd.conf file shows the following: (for my
> freeBSD diskless client testing scenario)
> filename "pxeboot";
> next-server 192.168.16.5;
> option root-path "192.168.16.5:/export/images/freeBSD";
> -- pxeboot is the freeBSD /boot/pxeboot file I copied over to my
> /tftpboot directory.
> -- next server IP is the PXE/TFTPD/DHCP server ...
> -- the NFS root is exported by the NFS server as such.
> .... The client seems to boot properly - acquires an IP address;
> downloads and reads the /tftpboot/pxeboot file; .... a message also
> appears that indicates it mounted the root File system: (snippet of
> console messages:)
> NFS ROOT: 192.168.16.5:/export/images/freeBSD
> nfe0: link state change to UP
> Interface nfe0 IP_Address 192.168.16.5 ... . . . . ..
> Loading Configuration files.
> rc.conf: not found
> No Suitable dump device was found .
Did you modify rc.conf, fstab and resolv.conf as described in
http://www.locolomo.org/pub/pxeboot/diskless.html? And what's hiding
behind "etc. etc."?
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