Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 46069
After kernel update NFS install not possible
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
After upgrading the kernel to the errata 2.2.19 on my NFS RedHat image
server, my anaconda boot/install disk no longer works. After tracing, it
appears that the updated kernel is using NFS v3, and the diskette wants to
use nfs v2. I've tried re-compiling the kernel for the diskette to add v3
support, but everytime I boot, I get "unable to mount root drive". Is
there a configuration file available for the diskette kernel (preferrably
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Upgrade kernel on install source machine to errata version 2.2.19
2.Try to do a kickstart from an nfs mounted mount point from step 1 server.
3.Partition can not be mounted.
Actual Results: Unable to mount nfs partition
Expected Results: partition should mount, and install should continue
from the mounted partition.
Other systems running nfs v3 (kernel 2.2.19) can mount the partition
without any problems.
Please try the updated bootnet.img which works with NFSv3 available at
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 17609 ***
Thanks!!!!! That worked like a champ. Any chance of getting a source RPM for
the new anaconda? I've had to make changes to the pump client to get it to work
with some of our routers, and noticed the new diskette has a new loader (which
might require me to update the pump client again).
Check out Red Hat Linux 7.1
Can I use the 7.1 bootdisk to install 7.0? We're not ready to move to 7.1
yet. We want to let the 2.4 kernel mature more, and we're waiting on a stable
Journaling File System before our next upgrade. 7.0 has been pretty stable for
please file a bug against pump. I'm attaching the patch for isys/Makefile.
Created attachment 24327 [details]
patch for isys/Makefile