I am using the recommended packages and the vmlinux kernel is on the IRIX
server. I am currently getting the following error:
VFS: Mounted root (nfs filesystem) readonly.
Warning: unable to open an initial console.
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
I don't know why the fs is readonly. I explicitly put rw in the
/etc/exports. Is this why the initial console cannot be opened? I read
the nfsroot.txt and I have come across other people with the same problem,
but no soln. What am I missing? I tried both the ecoff and normal
vmlinux, both panic. This is my command line:
>bootp():vmlinux init=/bin/bash nfsroot=126.96.36.199:/ld2/linux/debian \
thank you for your assistance,
On Fri, 4 May 2001, Bas Benschop wrote:
> I also added root=/dev/nfs. Also check the config-2.4.0 to see if nfs root
> fs is compiled in to the kernel. I used
> kernel-image-2.4.0-test9-ip22-r4k, because 2.4.2 had no nfs root fs
> compiled in.
> Bas Benschop
> Faculty of Applied Physics
> University of Twente
> The Netherlands
> On Thu, 3 May 2001, John D. Davis wrote:
> > I am trying to install Linux on an R4400 Indy from another R4400 Indy
> > running IRIX. I have looked at the list archives at both debian and sgi
> > and found messages with the same kernel panic problem. Is there a
> > solution? dhcp_bootp and tftp seem to be configured right. i don't get
> > any NFS errors in the SYSLOG. I have also tried the instructions on the
> > digibel.org site and added the nfs_root info for the server. I am using
> > the base.2.2.2 and kernel-image-2.4.0-ip22-r4k.tgz. I had to explicitly
> > add /tftpboot directory with a link to the debian linux distribution to
> > rememdy the nfs errors from getfh.
> > Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.
> > thanks,
> > john davis
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