Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 154982
redhat-config-netboot creates a broken initrd for diskless clients
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:07 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #149000 +++
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Description of problem:
The initrd created for diskless clients is completely broken. Library's are
missing from /lib. The nfs module doesn't load without hacking /disklessrc.
After fixing all of this in the initrd, the kernel still panics ( trying to kill
init ) when disklessrc exits. I haven't figured out how to get around that yet.
See bug #148022 for FC3 for a more complete description since
system-config-netboot is obviously broken in FC3 as well.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: Broken, unbootable initrd.
Expected Results: The system should have booted using NFS.
Additional info: the problem also occurs with redhat-config-netboot-0.1.5-1,
downgrading to redhat-config-netboot-0.1.1-19 works around the problem.
This bug is now fixed with system-config-netboot-0.1.16-1, which
should be in RHEL-3-U6 and meanwhile can be downloaded from:
Please try it out and let me know of any issues - thanks.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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