NFS root problem.

From: Slawomir Pol (
Date: Thu Jul 26 2001 - 05:12:17 EST


I have following situation:

Server on 2.4.7 ( with grs pach applied )
Client unit - bootable from floppy ( 2.4.1 kernel ) and it use NFS root from

The problem is:

Mounting rootfs read only ( nfs root ) succesfull
Freeing unused kernel memory 198kb
NFS server not responding, still trying.

On server side log contains a message that /usr/src/install was mounted
succesfuly by client machine.
No other messages about errors.
And normal mounting of this NFS export from any unit on the network ( mount
-t nfs /mnt ) works fine.
The problem apeear only when client unit started from floppy try to mount NFS
The same problem is with 2.4.7-pre6
I haven't tested it on pre4 and pre5.

On 2.4.7-pre3 and all previous kernels it works fine - client boot from NFS
root as it should.

All test was made on the same machines with the same system configurations -
only kernels were diffrent.

/etc/export :

/usr/src/install *(rw,no_root_squash)

Slawomir Pol
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