Stuck before first fai-client install is done
gfv2008-home at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 16 02:20:52 CET 2013
As a newbie I have reached the point of bombing out with my first
client. In FAI-Guide my failure is listed under section 5.7.1 as:
Begin: Mounting root file system... ...
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
with the suggestion "Check initrd ... for a missing driver." [I
paraphrased]. This makes sense, I will eventually figure out what is
missing, but I'm missing the tools that make this job easy.
The kernel module tools [lsmod, modinfo, modprobe, ...] don't function
on the nfsroot for me. They work nicely on the host kernel. But I feel
stuck on the bigger question: What module "should" be in place based on
the hardware of fai-client. Since fai builds without the client
hardware present, there can be no "self discovery" in the OS build
process? I have not modified the "simple" example so it appears my
demohost may be built with strange hardware.
I hope to be easily trainable and my question: "Is there a toolkit for
looking into a cold metal machine for matching up hardware and
drivers?" In the absence of a tool, is BIOS output adequate for the
purpose of a manual search?
Thanks IN ADVANCE if this is a quick answer.
If not -- I'll slog away until I have joy in holding my first fai-built
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