Re: NFS mounted rootfs possible via PCMCIA NIC ?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Dec 11 2002 - 18:12:00 EST

On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 21:53, Andreas Schaufler wrote:
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> Hello list,
> I am trying to configure a notebook with a PCMCIA NIC to boot over network.
> (kernel 2.4.20)
> In order to accomplish this I passed over the neccessary configuration
> paramters through the boot loader (ip, root, nfsroot)
> The problem is: When the kernel is booting it is trying to configure the
> Network interface, before it has been activated.

PCMCIA relies in part on user space. You can do this, it involves
building a large initrd with a dhcp client on it that sets up pcmcia,
then nfs mounts stuff, then pivot_root()'s into it. Its not exactly

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