Create FAI NFSroot for i386 arch on amd64 host?

Michael Tautschnig mt at
Thu Jul 2 21:11:47 CEST 2009

> Steffen Grunewald wrote:
> > Is it possible (without setting up a i386 chroot) to create a i386 nfsroot
> > for FAI, on a amd64 machine?
> I did not try that, but as far as I lknow, debootstrap has an option to
> explictly chose the architecture, and make-fai-nfsroot.conf has a
> setting DEBOOTSTRAP_OPTIONS or so, where you can add that.

Adding --arch i386 to FAI_DEBOOTSTRAP_OPTS (of make-fai-nfsroot.conf) should
suffice (at least this is what we do over here). 


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