diskless problem: Lookup of /dev for devfs, error: 13

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 21:55:15 UTC 2009

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Michael W. Lucas <
mwlucas at blackhelicopters.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm attempting to run a diskless 8.0 i386 workstation on VMWare, using
> an OpenSolaris box as a file store.  I get PXE, the kernel loads, but
> when we try to remount the filesystem I get:
> ...
> NFS ROOT:  XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:/storage1/vm/netflow
> Lookup of /dev for devfs, error 13
> exec /sbin/init: error 13
> exec /sbin/oinit: error 13
> exec /sbin/init.bak: error 13
> exec /rescue/inet: error 13
> exec /stand/sysinstall: error 13
> init: not found in path
> ...
> At first glance, it would appear that /dev is missing.  I've never
> seen this happen before diskless systems, though, and I can't find any
> other references to this.  I know that other people have PXE-booted
> FreeBSD on VMWare, however.
> Anyone have any suggestions on what to check?
> Thanks,
I think you were following the same aged howto I was.  Whatever config file
/stand/sysinstall and friends is located in needs to be edited and have
those references removed.  That's about as far as I got when playing around
a few ago.

Adam Vande More

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