FreeBSD 9-R pxeboot fails with 'Mounting root filesystem rw
kpielorz_lst at tdx.co.uk
Thu Mar 1 12:43:58 UTC 2012
--On 01 March 2012 11:53 +0100 egoitz at ramattack.net wrote:
> So I recomend you reading last mails of mine in freebsd-hackers...
> Hope it helps,
For what it's worth - I've resolved the issue I had (which was basically
the system booted, but failed trying to re-mount root as RW, and hence
wouldn't go into the installer).
The fix I did was to change the '/etc/fstab' on the Netboot server (i.e.
the copy of FreeBSD that you're booting).
/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL / cd9660 ro 0 0
Just commenting out that line, i.e.
#/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL / cd9660 ro 0 0
Means the boot now completes, and I get offered the "Install / Shell / Live
CD" prompt, instead of an error about not being able to remount root.
I've yet to complete an install this way (so far we're just using a script
to extract the new 9.x style '.txz' files).
But that little change does let us netboot correctly now, enough for what
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