[syslinux] ltsp kernel crash

Jan-Frederik Martens jan-frederik at martens.tk
Fri Mar 15 06:28:20 PST 2002

I see, that's too bad... But in the meantime i found the solution:

1) compiled my own kernel, selected the options as explained in http://www.kulnet.kuleuven.ac.be/LDP/HOWTO/Thinclient-HOWTO-3.html#ss3.4
I skipped the rdev step, because the options were appended on boot.
2) in the pxelinux config: append init=/sbin/init root=/dev/nfs nfsroot=mynfsserver:/path _to_filesystem ip=::::::dhcp
3) i copied the /dev filesystem from an operational linux machine to the dev directory of the root filesystem that i wanted to use on the terminals (perhaps this can be avoided in the future by using devfs?). I forgot to do this one time and it halted with a 'Warning: unable to open initial console' error.

Now everything works as it should be... thanks for the help

Jan-Frederik Martens
> The kernel the ltsp folks give you has been processed by "mknbi", or
> make
> netboot image.  This will not work with pxelinux, or other pxe
> servers.
> I was unable to find an unadulterated kernel from ltsp.  You'll just
> have to compile your own kernel.
> Jim

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