PVM with a Scyld cluster

Mike Weller weller at zyvex.com
Fri Jun 15 16:48:56 EDT 2001


> > Mount the following:
> > bpsh -a mount -t nfs -n 192.168.1.1:/bin /bin

> This would be nice but for some reason the image copied to the hdd on
> the nodes is so small that when I try to mount /bin from the master I
> get:
> 
> # bpsh 0 mount -t nsf -n 192.168.1.10:/bin /bin
> mount: fs type nsf not supported by kernel

Why don't you try nfs instead of nsf?

If nfs isn't in the kernel, you can look in modules.dep for dependencies
and go:
modprobe --node # sunrpc.o
modprobe --node # lockd.o
modprobe --node # nfs.o

those are the dependencies on mine anyways.

The better way would be to just throw it in 
/etc/beowulf/fstab:
# NFS (for example and default friendliness)
$MASTER:/home   /home           nfs     defaults        0 0
$MASTER:/usr/bin        /usr/bin                nfs     defaults        0 0
$MASTER:/usr/sbin       /usr/sbin               nfs     defaults        0 0
 etc....

The NFS modules will automatically mount on the slaves if you do that.

-Mike

> any suggestions on how to get more than just the minimal stuff onto the
> disks?
> 
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