Fai installation failing on permissions

Thomas Lange lange at informatik.uni-koeln.de
Thu Jan 8 12:23:14 CET 2009

>>>>> On Wed, 7 Jan 2009 23:26:08 +0100, Leen Smit <Leen at service2media.com> said:

    > This, it turned out, is quite a quest. I cannot get seem to get this up and running on my ubuntu machine.
    > ii  fai-client                                3.2.4+svn4837-0ubuntu2
    > ii  fai-doc                                   3.2.4+svn4837-0ubuntu2
    > ii  fai-quickstart                            3.2.4+svn4837-0ubuntu2
    > ii  fai-server                                3.2.4+svn4837-0ubuntu2
You may want to try the 3.2.15 packages from Debian on your ubuntu machine.

    > Whats weird : if I move /srv/fai/nfsroot/live/filesystem.dir/* to /srv/fai/nfsroot/  
Never do this! Never! Since you must boot your kernel and initrd with
parameter boot=live, moving these files to another location will not

    > Further more, I cant seem to remote monitor the proccess with fai-mond.  When I lauch it, it just sits there. At what point of the FAI should I get output here?

I start showing messages after the kernel got the config
space. Shortly after the red ascii text appears.

    > tftp boot parms: 
    >   MENU LABEL FAI Ubuntu
    >         KERNEL vmlinuz-2.6.24-22-generic 
    >         APPEND initrd=initrd.img-2.6.24-22-generic ip=dhcp FAI_CONFIG_SRC=nfs:// FAI_ACTION=install root=/dev/nfs nfsroot= FAI_FLAGS=verbose,sshd

Here, boot=live is missing

    > /etc/exports  (made these RW in the hope of solving the issue):
    > 	/srv/fai/config *(async,rw,no_subtree_check)	
    > 	/srv/fai/nfsroot *(async,rw,no_subtree_check,no_root_squash)

    > tfpt started with:
    > /usr/sbin/in.tftpd -s /srv/tftp/fai/

regards Thomas

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