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Re: booting error on db1550 for kernel 2.4.31

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Subject: Re: booting error on db1550 for kernel 2.4.31
From: Cyprien Laplace <cyprien@cypou.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 09:20:10 +0200
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rolf liu wrote:

I compiled the kernel 2.4.31 using sde tools. Download linux to db1550
through yamon. but the kernel can't find the NFS root. I tried the NFS
system from other linux box, and the NFS is ok. Who met this same
problem?

Looking up port of RPC 100003/2 on 10.200.0.198
RPC: sendmsg returned error 128
portmap: RPC call returned error 128
Root-NFS: Unable to get nfsd port number from server, using default
Looking up port of RPC 100005/1 on 10.200.0.198
RPC: sendmsg returned error 128
portmap: RPC call returned error 128
Root-NFS: Unable to get mountd port number from server, using default
RPC: sendmsg returned error 128
mount: RPC call returned error 128
Root-NFS: Server returned error -128 while mounting /nfsroot/mipsel
VFS: Unable to mount root fs via NFS, trying floppy.
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-2, errno = 2
VFS: Cannot open root device "" or 02:00
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 02:00
Thanks for the suggestion

What cmdline did you give to the kernel ?
Had it an IP address ?
Can you tcpdump your local ethernet traffic ? Is there any correct ARP traffic ?

Regards,
Cyp

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