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Re: PXE and newer FC5/FC6 kernel problems

On Sat, 2007-01-20 at 20:50 +0200, Paul-Erik Törrönen wrote:
> I also set up a basic FC6-installation to be booted from the server,
> but using that installation to boot the mediaplayer fails at a
> separate error. It complains that
> the /tftpboot/boot/mediaplayerfc6/root is not mountable, although I
> can NFS-mount this fine from another workstation in the same local
> network. Creating the FC6 setup on the server with the
> system-config-netboot does not give any errors.
> Neither case gives off any errors in the server logs
> (messages/dmesg/secure).
> I'm a bit stumped at this point so I would really appreciate if anyone
> could give a hint where to look for next or whether I have missed
> something obvious.

Here is the specific error for the FC6 boot (manually written from

Mounting root filesystem: /tftpboot/boot/mediaboxfc6/root from:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on,
       missing codepage or other error
       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
       dmesg | tail or so

ERROR! Failed to mount the root directory via NFS!
       Possible reasons include...

Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

I've googled for the various lines of this error message, but have not
found anything in relation to PXE/netboot which would be of any use.

Looking with the tcpdump (with the options '-X -v -s 1500'), I can't see
anything out of the ordinary, the address and path of the mount is given
correctly (as in the error above).

Out of desparation I also converted the whole NFS share on the server to
NFSv4 but that gave the same results as above.


Paul-Erik Törrönen
poltsi 777-team org
+358 40 703 1231

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