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Date:      Tue, 14 Mar 1995 00:30:53 -0700
From:      Steve Passe <>
Subject:   diskless booting
Message-ID:  <>

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	i am currently trying to get a diskless station working
with the 950210-SNAP.

followed the instructions in the diskless faq, specifics of my setup:

server is 950210-SNAP, IP: xxx.yyy.zzz.136


rootfs xxx.yyy.zzz.136:/usr/rootfs/eisa
swapfs xxx.yyy.zzz.136:/usr/swapfs/
[ the faq does NOT show the actual ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ swap file ?
  is this a bug in the faq?  if i leave it out netboot complains
  about not haveing permission to mount
swapsize 20000


/usr /usr/rootfs/eisa /usr/swapfs -maproot=0:0
[ are ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^ these safe? i also tried using
  just /usr as the mount point, no difference...




i took a slightly different approach for the /usr/rootfs/eisa/
file system, i modified the X11R6 lndir program to create
a tree of soft links to the / tree.  I then did a rm -rf of etc
and copied /etc in its place and modified things like myname,
netstart, etc.  this saves quite alot of space.

now the problem, running netboot from eisa:

A> netboot


Loading /tftpboot/
rootfs xxx.yyy.zzz.136:/usr/rootfs/eisa
swapfs xxx.yyy.zzz.136:/usr/swapfs/
swapsize 20000

***RPC ERROR: (0,0,0):
 Unable to mount SWAP filesystem: No such file or directory.


the swapfile i set up appears to be there:

/usr/swapfs/ exists: -rw-rw-rw-,
/usr/swapfs is drwxrwxrwx

any ideas?

					Steve Passe

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