[CentOS] Anyone got Diskless BOOT working under CentOS ???
tbenson at a-1networks.com
Tue Jan 6 16:47:42 UTC 2009
On Jan 5, 2009, at 11:02 PM, clemens at dwf.com wrote:
> Im trying to get a diskless boot set up under CentOS 5.2, and having
> no luck
> at all.
> I am to the point of running system-config-netboot, and whatever
> I put in, I get an error message.
> Responding to the 2nd button on the first popup, which asks for NFS
> I put in the IP address of the current machine (the machine that
> will hold
> the boot images for the diskless machine) and the root directory for
> diskless machine, viz
> Which has a copy of my root file system, and in particular has a /boot
> subdirectory. When hitting FORWARD, I get the error message:
> The diskless subdirectory must be NFS exported
> and contain a boot subdirectory.
> Now Ive checked, vsftpd is running, nfs is running, and the above
> (and others) are in the /etc/exports file.
> I did this several years ago under Fedora, and dont remember having
> like this. Has ANYONE done this recently, and do you remember what
> you had
> to do??? I would REALLY like to exchange some e-mail with you.
> It would be nice if there was an example somewhere.
> reg at dwf.com
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I remember getting something similar when the file and directory
permissions were not set properly (and/or export permissions). So
even when the boot directory exists, correct permissions to view or
use it were not set properly. I didnt track down any information
regarding the exact settings required for diskless boot, however when
I copied the nfs export to a new export and chmod to world readable,
then i got past the gui errors. I stepped back, adjusted the boot and
then got the diskless client booting, however there were a few other
things regarding permissions, home directories, and whatnot that also
caused failure to boot, or get x started. Ill check out the wiki and
see if anyone posted the information for file permissions, would be
nice to get this going again.'
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