You should make sure that the vmlinux kernel is nfsroot configured. Check
the config-* file for CONFIG_ROOT_NFS=y. Also read the nfsroot.txt in the
cvs Documentation directory for more info. I found that getting the linux
filesystem from a linux box works best. The major and minor nodes for the
/dev directory are correct. Also, a useful installation page is located
I found this helpful.
On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Robert Rusek wrote:
> I just got a SGI Challenge S. I need advice on which flavor of Linux I
> should install, RedHat or Debian. Which is the better choice. I also need
> to find out how to install this. I already attempted and failed to install
> the RedHat 5.1. I am using a RedHat 7.0 box to do the install
> (bootp/tftp/nfs) but I am not even able to get the setup to run. I am using
> the latest version of DHCP/BOOTP (ics 2.0) to try to boot. It gets the
> address then claims it is sending the vmlinux file via tftp. On the SGI it
> just times out.
> Any advice, pointers, etc would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Robert Ruserk