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SubjectRe: Mounting NFS root FS

>> > I have been trying to make FC5's kernel do a boot with an NFS root file
>> > system. I see
>> > the support is in the kernel(?). I have tried this:
>> >
>> >> root=/dev/nfs nfsroot=10.1.1.12:/tftpboot/NFS/Root_FS
>>
>> This feature is almost deprecated. One is supposed to use initramfs,
>> /sbin/ip or some DHCP client, and a mount program nowadays.
>
>But I think that there are plenty of light terminals still booting like
>this which will not be able to upgrade anymore then. Even right here,
>my web server (parisc) boot from the network that way. At least an
>initramfs would need to be able to cope with the same syntax,

No problem:

<<</init<<<
#!/bin/bash

for o in `cat /proc/cmdline`; do
case "$o" in
nfsroot=*)
arg="${o##nfsroot=}";
;;
esac;
done;
### further parse $arg
>>>

simplified example of how this can be accomplished. This is why
initrds/initramfs are so much more powerful than in-kernel software.


-`J'
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