Stuck at NFS root boot in F9

Warren Togami wtogami at
Sun Apr 13 23:58:40 UTC 2008

The solution to this problem turns out to be install event-compat-sysv 
into the chroot.  This was discovered during this morning's 
k12linux-devel meeting.  Thanks to Eric Harrison for the discovery.

I'm seeing if a core package like initscripts can require it.


Warren Togami wrote:
> Switching to new root and running init.
> unmounting old /dev
> unmounting old /proc
> unmounting old /sys
> At this point during NFS root boot it gets stuck.
> Here is console redirected to serial and a SysRQ-T after it got stuck.
> Should nash-hotplug still be running at this point?
> init=/ containing "exec /bin/bash -l -i" successfully drops me to
> a shell, confirming that it did actually mount the filesystem and run
> init.  In this shell I see a process running "/bin/nash /init auto".
> Should I still be seeing this after switchroot?
> This problem utterly breaks LTSP so I really hope we can figure out what
> is going on before F9.
> I am uncertain when this problem began.  Prior to April 5th I was
> running Fedora 8 on my LTSP development laptop.  Both F-8 and F-9
> chroots were PXE and NFS root booting from the F-8 host to thin clients
> and virtual machines just fine.  Now with F-9 host, F-8 chroots continue
> to boot fine, but I see this F-9 problem.

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