FAI-CD aborts after "mounting root filesystem"

Sebastian Schmidt sebastian at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
Mon Aug 17 09:34:36 CEST 2009

I could progress a bit with my problem. I simply tried a lot
of things: root=/dev/ram0, root=/dev/cdrom, root=/dev/scd1 and finally
root=/dev/nfs works in the kernel line in the menu.lst. I also removed
the whole ip=... part in the kernel line.

Looks like /dev/nfs is the place to find the nfsroot on the cd.

But I'm now getting a kernel-panic:

Begin: Mounting root file system... ...
Begin: Running /scripts/nfs-top ...
[     15.884497] RPC: Registered udp transport module.
[     15.885198] RPC: Registered tcp transport module.
[     15.950168] NET: Registered protocol family 17
ipconfig: eth0: SIOCGIFINDEX: No such device
ipconfig: no devices to configure
/init: .: 1: Can't open /tmp/net-eth0.conf
[     16.006805] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

I don't know what's the cause of this problem. I have no nfs-top script
in my fai-scripts directory created.

Googling around for this error bring me to this bugreport:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/181258 , which looks like an
ubuntu initramfs problem? 

Or is this related to FAI?


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