Re: [Linux-ia64] nfsroot on Linux/ia64

From: Robin Holt <>
Date: 2003-02-27 08:15:03
On Wed, 26 Feb 2003, Erik Jacobson wrote:

> Has anyone tried using nfsroot (cf. "Documentation/nfsroot.txt")
> on Linux/ia64 to run "diskless"?  I expect that it will work fine
> but I need to do some testing where nfsroot may prove
> useful and hope to avoid investing a lot of energy if
> someone else has tried it and it, for some reason,
> doesn't work.

I have used it.  The one issue that I am running into is the ipconfig.o 
(CONFIG_IP_PNP option) doesn't work as a loadable module.  I am in the 
process of modifying nfsroot.c, ipconfig.c and mnt_clnt.c to allow 
ipconfig to be built as a module and verify it works.  I am working with 
2.4.19 with the ia64 and discontig patches applied.

If you have questions, please direct them to me as I rarely read mailing

Robin Holt

> Note that I know that booting diskless has been tried
> successfully... I'm interested specifically in an NFS-mounted
> root disk.
> Thanks,
> Dan Magenheimer
> HP Labs Fort Collins
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Received on Wed Feb 26 13:15:22 2003

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