> Did you modify rc.conf, fstab and resolv.conf as described in > http://www.locolomo.org/pub/pxeboot/diskless.html?
yes: 1. fstab: cat fstab # Device Mountpoint FStype Options Dump Pass# 192.168.16.5:/export/images/freeBSD / nfs rw 0 0 proc /proc procfs rw 0 0 ** Note - it is for our test/dev environment - it's ok to have entire root RW for us; no need to secure the environment. 2. rc.conf: (I am assuming, the above mentioned note indicates to edit the /etc/rc.conf file (not the /etc/defaults/rc.conf) cat rc.conf # -- sysinstall generated deltas -- # Mon Mar 3 09:08:29 2008 # Created: Mon Mar 3 09:08:29 2008 # Enable network daemons for user convenience. # Please make all changes to this file, not to /etc/defaults/rc.conf. # This file now contains just the overrides from /etc/defaults/rc.conf. hostname="Freebsdtest" ifconfig_nfe0="DHCP" inetd_enable="YES" moused_enable="YES" sshd_enable="YES" rc.conf for diskless clients # # System daemons: # sendmail_submit_enable="NO" # Do not enable local delivery or outbound sendmail_outbound_enable="NO" # sendmail daemon. This disables sendmail sendmail_msp_queue_enable="NO" # completely on the client. cron_enable="NO" # Cron should run on the server # # File systems # # root_rw_mount="NO" # Root is exported read only background_fsck="NO" # NEVER run fsck on nfs mounted partitions nfs_client_enable="YES" # The diskless client is an NFS client tmpmfs="NO" # We mount /var and /tmp as NFS partitions varmfs="NO" # cleanvar_enable="YES" # Clean the /var directory (this is default) clear_tmp_enable="YES" # Clear /tmp at startup. clear_tmp_X="YES" # Clear and recreate X11-related directories # # Scripts run at startup only # newsyslog_enable="NO" # Logging to server update_motd="NO" # Root file system is read only ##### **Note: I also comment'ed out the root_rw_mounted = NO - because I would like to export root as RW - assuming default is YES; or should I have just changed NO value to YES (will try that too). >And what's hiding > behind "etc. etc."? > Basically, I just meant to say, "etcetera" vis a vis the console error messages .... to reiterate, the console messages where initial error occurs appears are follows: NFS ROOT: 192.168.16.5:/export/images/freeBSD nfe0: link state change to UP Interface nfe0 IP_Address 192.168.16.5 ... . . . . .. Loading Configuration files. rc.conf: not found No Suitable dump device was found . Entropy harvesting: interrupts ethernet point_to_point kickstart. Starting file system checks: mount_nfs: can't update /var/db/mounttab for 192.168.16.5:/export/images/freeBSD Setting hostuuid: ..... Setting hostid: .... Mounting local file systems. Setting hostname: .... net.inet6.ip6.net_unlocal: 1->0 rc.conf: not found | | 3. Yes, resolv.conf points to our DNS; it contains same as other working hosts within our lab. ..... Thank you for the response and patience; I truly appreciate all the help and pointers. Thanks in advanced. > Erik > On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 2:10 AM, Erik Cederstrand <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > vincenzo romero wrote: > > Thank you for the input from a couple of folks. After a few research > > and readings I am able to boot off a diskless client; and have a > > little error encountered. To clarify the environment: > > > > 1. PXE/DHCP/NFS/TFTP servers is a linux host > > 2. DHCP - server - dhcpd.conf file shows the following: (for my > > freeBSD diskless client testing scenario) > > > > filename "pxeboot"; > > next-server 192.168.16.5; > > option root-path "192.168.16.5:/export/images/freeBSD"; > > > > -- pxeboot is the freeBSD /boot/pxeboot file I copied over to my > > /tftpboot directory. > > -- next server IP is the PXE/TFTPD/DHCP server ... > > -- the NFS root is exported by the NFS server as such. > > > > .... The client seems to boot properly - acquires an IP address; > > downloads and reads the /tftpboot/pxeboot file; .... a message also > > appears that indicates it mounted the root File system: (snippet of > > console messages:) > > > > NFS ROOT: 192.168.16.5:/export/images/freeBSD > > nfe0: link state change to UP > > Interface nfe0 IP_Address 192.168.16.5 ... . . . . .. > > Loading Configuration files. > > rc.conf: not found > > No Suitable dump device was found . > > | > > etc. > > etc. > -- best, Vince _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"