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SubjectRe: problem with initialization while accessing NFS mounted root file system during the Linux 2.6 boot
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On Thursday 16 September 2004 21:23, Povolotsky, Alexander wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've managed to program U-boot bootloader and now am trying to boot my
> > PQ2FADS-VR board " vanilla" with Linux 2.6.8-rc4 ...but I have problem
> > with the initialization while accessing NFS mounted root file system ...
> > .
> >
> > I have NFS server running on my Windows XP Laptop (that is all I am
> > allowed to have, no Linux hosts machine available to me ...). I copied
> > entire "fadsroot" directory from Arabella's CD-ROM into my "fadsroot"
> > directory on my D-drive and made this directory nfs-shared-mountable (I
> > have propagated permissions from "fadsroot" down to all subfolders within
> > "fadsroot" ...).

Windows NFS server... ugh...

> > I noticed several errors during the copy process - complaining that I am
> > over-writing the files being already copied - is it an issue with "letter
> > case" ? - are there files on the Arabella's CD-ROM "fadsroot", which have
> > same names but differ just in the letter case used ?
>
> What file system support I need to configure while bulding the kernel for
> such case ?
>
> > Anyway I am getting the following error during the end of the boot:
> > ......
> > device=eth0, addr=192.168.1.103, mask=255.255.255.0, gw=255.255.255.255,
> > host=192.168.1.103, domain=, nis-domain=(none),
> > bootserver=255.255.255.255, rootserver=192.168.1.100, rootpath=
> > Looking up port of RPC 100003/2 on 192.168.1.100
> > Looking up port of RPC 100005/1 on 192.168.1.100
> > VFS: Mounted root (nfs filesystem).
> > Freeing unused kernel memory: 272k init
> > Warning: unable to open an initial console.

/dev/console doesn't exist. No wonder. Windows NFS server
can't provide device nodes, I suspect. Use devfs, or
better still, use initrd (see below).

> > Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
> > <0>Rebooting in 180 seconds..
> >
> > My U-boot environment is:
> > => printenv
> > bootdelay=5
> > bootcmd=bootm 200000
> > ipaddr=192.168.1.103
> > serverip=192.168.1.100
> > ethaddr=08:00:17:00:00:03
> > bootargs=root /dev/nfs rw nfsroot=192.168.1.100:/home/apovolot/fadsroot
> > baudrate=19200
> > stdin=serial
> > stdout=serial
> > stderr=serial
> >
> > Any ideas ?

I am using initrd for early userspace & NFS root mount.
Initrd allows me to do various non-trivial setup tricks
before I exec init.

Also I can troubleshoot stuff by booting with
init=/bin/sh (launches busybox shell in initrd)
instead of init=/linuxrc

My initrd image is at work. Do you want me to send
it to you tomorrow?
--
vda

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