Solved: FreeBSD diskless workstation boot over Linux PXE server
new2xen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 20:04:31 UTC 2008
Hello Erik and all,
thank you for all the help; all my issues are resolved, mostly
stemming from silly misconfigurations and typos:
1. rc.conf file is missing - was caused by a typo - missing "#" from
a comment line that began with the string "rc.conf".
2. i had some getty errors - bec. my /usr directory was not
completely "tar'ed or cpio'ed" into my NFS root export.
When I have iron'ed out and ensured that I followed Erik's instructions below:
I was fine.
On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 2:10 AM, Erik Cederstrand <erik at cederstrand.dk> wrote:
> 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 .
> > |
> > etc.
> > etc.
> 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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