I think it has to do with my server's network configuration. I have
two IP addresses on one physical ethernet port. The first one is
external, visible to the world. The second one is DHCP provided by
another DHCP server. The machine that is NetBooting gets a DHCP
address, but does not see my server with its DHCP address, but with
the external address instead. If I disable the external IP, then
NetBoot works fine. I can't, of course, just leave my external IP
off. I think that the gatway from the dynamic, internal world does
not forward nfs, or blocks it, or nfs just gets confused.
I'll see if I can get nfs to work without disabling my IP.
Should I try HTTP? Isn't that mega slow?
On 4 Dec 2005, at 21:13, Josh Wisenbaker wrote:
> On Dec 5, 2005, at 12:03 AM, John Davidorff Pell wrote:
>> Hi y'all!
>> I'm trying to do a NetInstall on an iBook. It boots up to where it
>> tries to mount root, and then fails. :-(
> Most of the time I've seen the panic on boot is when the NFS mount
> fails to be made. What does a 'showmount -e' on the server tell you?
> I've seen this cleared up sometimes by just making one manual
> connection to the NFS export from a client Mac. Then it seems to
> respond properly to client boot attempts.
> Josh Wisenbaker, ACSA
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