Hi Tim, thanks a lot for your answer, I'll try that out tomorrow. cheers, mgp
> > >Please compare my working configuration to yours to check. I found >lots of odd problems in your post and I thought it'd be best to just >run with this clean slate. > >Network config: > One low-power PC Engines ALIX board running as the NFS server, with >a microdrive partitioned off for it's own system, plus a separate >mounted partition for diskless clients. This config works best with >one diskless client, and is not the documented way from FreeBSD >handbook to accomplish diskless workstations. I'll note what I >immediately saw as an error in your config during these snippets. > >alix# bsdlabel /dev/ad0s1 ># /dev/ad0s1: >8 partitions: ># size offset fstype [fsize bsize bps/cpg] > a: 1048576 16 4.2BSD 2048 16384 8 > c: 12000177 0 unused 0 0 # "raw" part, don't > edit > h: 10951585 1048592 4.2BSD 2048 16384 28552 > >alix# cat /etc/fstab >/dev/ad0s1a / ufs rw 0 0 >/dev/ad0s1h /diskless ufs rw 0 0 > >alix# cat /etc/exports >/diskless -maproot=0:0 -network 192.168.0.0 -mask 255.255.255.0 > >*** maproot needs a user and group definition. > >alix# cat /etc/rc.conf >rpcbind_enable="YES" >nfs_server_enable="YES" >rpc_statd_enable="YES" >rpc_lockd_enable="YES" > >*** rpc_lockd provides file locking, rpc_lockd depends on rpc_statd > > >************** Diskless side > >*** I believe the root filesystem information is passed on from dhcp, >to pxeboot, to the kernel, in order to mount the root filesystem. You >can have a 0-size fstab file for read-write access, or provide the >read-only nfs root here. If you want it read only, it's best to >specify it here, such as below > >alix# cat /diskless/etc/fstab >192.168.0.1:/diskless / nfs ro 0 0 > >alix# cat /diskless/etc/rc.conf >rpcbind_enable="YES" >nfs_client_enable="YES" >rpc_statd_enable="YES" >rpc_lockd_enable="YES" > >*** File locking needed lockd/statd support on the client, also. >Think of editing /etc/passwd (the proper way) when you need file >locking. > > > > >This will result in a basic, 1-workstation diskless setup working. >The difference is that the FreeBSD rc startup looks for a /conf >directory which can provide multiple overrides to multiple >workstations. I tried setting up a livecd with a /conf directory only >to find that the /conf is checked, no matter which medium it's booting >off of. > >This config does NOT cover the DHCP scope, TFTP, IPs or other settings >that might be pertinent to booting diskless-ly. > >Note that by sharing your exact / filesystem as an export is a bad >idea. It will essentially create a NFS server on a NFS server round >robin and probably won't connect. It's why you setup a separate >partition (EVEN if it's a file-backed filesystem mounted with the help >of mdconfig on a separate mountpoint on your filesystem). > >Once you revise your config, please try again. > > >--Tim > ----------------------------------------------------------------- Вижте водещите новини от Vesti.bg! http://www.vesti.bg _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"