mounting NFSROOT via wrong iface (again :( ) - very long email

Carsten Aulbert Carsten.Aulbert at
Mon Dec 19 09:46:22 CET 2011


we have (again) problems with mounting the NFSROOT during the install process 
- but it seems only to affect a server which receives mutiple DHCP replies.

pxelinux's config file is
default fai-generated

label fai-generated
kernel vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64
append initrd=initrd.img-2.6.32-5-amd64 ip=dhcp  root=/dev/nfs 
nfsroot=/srv/fai/nfsroot boot=live console=ttyS2,115200n8r nomodeset 
FAI_FLAGS=verbose,sshd,createvt,initial,reboot FAI_ACTION=install

It does take the bootif variable from PXE, but somehow thinks the secondary 
DHCP reply more important. If I disable the second DHCP it works nicely. Any 
idea why this is?

FAI version 3.4.8
initrd rebuilt after adding set -x to various scripts - apart from that it 
should be pretty pristine.



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