[syslinux] PXE: Some basic questions

Martijn Bakker martijn-syslinux at insecure.nl
Fri Mar 22 08:47:44 PST 2002

On Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 09:04:35AM -0700, Keith Pettit wrote:
> First of all it works great!!  I have my 3Com cards booting off the network
> and it grabs the linux kernel just fine.  My next problem is more of me not
> understanding the rules.
> Is the /tftpboot directory just like /?  My though was to take a Linux
> rescue disk that had some imaging tools and then just put the whole thing in
> /tftpboot and tell it to boot the kernel in that directory.  But I always
> get "Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs"

TFTP isn't a filesystemi, it's (merely) a protocol. I recommend the
Diskless-Root-NFS-HOWTO if you don't want to have an initial ramdisk. works
fine here for some months now.

You'll find it at:


grtz, Tijn

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