troubles with fai 3.4 and lucid

Russell Poyner rpoyner at
Thu Dec 2 21:08:19 CET 2010

The logs showed an error about missing the intrd image. I decided to 
punt by rsyncing my working nfsroot from fai 3.3 on lenny with the 
nfsroot on lucid. After that I edited /etc/fai.conf and /etc/hosts in 
the newly-mangled nfs root to point at the lucid server rather than the 
lenny and now it works.

I'm installing from the new server now.


On 12/01/2010 07:22 PM, Russell Poyner wrote:
> I'm attempting to setup fai to install ubuntu lucid and get an error I
> don't understand.
> Setup:
> Install server ubuntu 10.04, fai 3.4 from the ppa repository
> I've edited the config in /etc/fai and run fai-chboot -IFv hostname.
> When I net-boot the host (a vmware vm) it boots the pxelinux kernel and
> mounts the NFS root, but then gives:
> Warning: dummy start-stop daemon called doing nothing
> It then drops me to a login prompt.
> I've had OK luck with FAI before, but this is a new one.

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