Installation problems with NFS mount on sun Fire X2100 with suspicious kernel behavior

Lukáš Oliva olivalukas at
Fri Nov 20 07:41:51 CET 2009

  I have one change - the issue with requesting address form 200 range
is perhaps connected to the service processor connected to the same
physical interface, so it is logical and not an issue. The rest


2009/11/19 Thomas Neumann <blacky+fai at>:
> hiya
>> label kernel-2.6.31local-reconfigured-squash
>> kernel vmlinuz-2.6.31local-squashfs
>> append initrd=initrd.img-2.6.31local ip=dhcp  root=/dev/nfs
>> nfsroot=/srv/fai/nfsroot boot=live  FAI_FLAGS=verbose,sshd,reboot
>> FAI_ACTION=install console=tty1 console=ttyS1
> Could you try removing  "console=tty1 console=ttyS1" from the append line?
> Or using different values? I don't know how you set up your SUN servers.
> It's possible that everything's working fine. The console may be somewhere
> unexpected, waiting for input.
> I run into this when installing some Servers under Citrix XenServer.
> Depending on the kernel I had to move the console to a different device.
> The first clue was, that the system was accessible via ssh, but in the
> console window it appeared to hang. (No more output)
> tschüß
> thomas
> P.S.: I'd suggest to explicitly add the nfs-server's ip address to
> nfsroot=/srv/fai/nfsroot . Shouldn't change anything, except that it's
> more obvious that this parameter is an nfs share.

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