Root-NFS

d.bussenschutt at mailbox.gu.edu.au d.bussenschutt at mailbox.gu.edu.au
Sun Jun 3 22:24:14 EDT 2001


Hi Nathalie,
Can I ask how this parameter works?  I've seen the 
'nfsroot=server.ip:/tftpboot/client.ip' kernel parameter syntax,  but not 
the 'root=/dev/nfs' parameter.


Also How do others boot their diskless clients? 
Can anyone advise how Scyld does? 
I saw someone reference something like "/dev/ram3" is this referencing a 
ramdisk to boot from?


David.






Hello

I always boot my nodes using root=/dev/nfs as a kernel parameter to boot a
node from the network
You can use a boot loader or recompile a kernel with this parameter

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