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FS#5056 - Default kernel has NFS root mouting disabled

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Casey McGinty (cmcginty) - Monday, 17 July 2006, 06:23 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category System
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture not specified
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.7.2 Gimmick
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I am trying to setup a diskless Arch system with a root NFS drive. My understanding is that the kernel has to have some features enabled to allow this. The features are IP_PNP (Kernel Autoconfigure IP in Networking options), with associated sub-option protocols (I think DHCP is most important in this case), and ROOT_NFS (Root mounting of NFS in Network Filesystems options). Please consider adding this feature to the next release.
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Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 15:45 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Casey McGinty (cmcginty) - Monday, 17 July 2006, 06:26 GMT
Category should be 'Kernel' not 'System'
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Monday, 17 July 2006, 10:43 GMT
mkinitcpio supports netbooting already without changing the kernel
Comment by Casey McGinty (cmcginty) - Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 01:19 GMT
Is there any information about this you can point me to? Why does this work without these specific features turned on? I am trying to accomplish a oot mount of NFS share, but it seems like my network card is assigned an IP after the filesystem hook has already run.
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 05:50 GMT Comment by Casey McGinty (cmcginty) - Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 15:44 GMT
Thanks, its working now! You can close the bug.