Stuck before first fai-client install is done
gfv2008-home at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 18 02:32:10 CET 2013
I don't like replying to my own email, but this issue is closed for me
and an FYI to the next newbie seem relevant...
On 02/15/2013 08:20 PM, George VerDuin wrote:
> 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
The missing driver was a red herring, and a poor choice of debug path on
my part. The time spent in searching produced no result. The real fix was:
1. re-run fai-setup after installing an appropriate
/etc/fai/apt/sources.list. My reluctance to run setup again cost
considerable time repeating make-fai-nfsroot on the old sources that
were not OK. For my sanity, answering the question: "WHEN to re-run
setup" has gone up the priority list.
2. manually edit /src/tftp/fai/pxelinux.cfg/C... after switching from
the "...default-pae" to the "...default" version of the kernel. I'm
sad to have not noticed this detail while watching the fai client
boot. Perhaps I should have used "fai-chboot".
3. chmod go+r /srv/tftp/fai/vmlinuz... because tftpd was not serving
"root owned and not readable by others" files. Perhaps it was given
incorrect permissions by make-fai-nfsroot? Or I run fai stuff as
the wrong user?
Perhaps the most egregious error of mine was to not repair
make-fai-nfsroot completely prior to attempting to boot the fai client
for the first time. Impatient me... I've made so many little changes
since jan 24 that I now can't sort out the actual single fix that would
have avoided the panic.
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