Create FAI NFSroot for i386 arch on amd64 host?

Steffen Grunewald steffen.grunewald at
Mon Jul 6 17:44:26 CEST 2009

On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 09:11:47PM +0200, Michael Tautschnig wrote:
> > 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). 

Thanks, that did the trick.

Apologies for my particular blind spot,

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