[syslinux] pxelinux.cfg/default config issues

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Mar 4 17:20:13 PST 2004

Manuel Tuthill wrote:
> I've been having some real issues creating a working configuration file for
> my PXE Linux 2.03 installation from which I intend to boot diskless
> workstations. I've tried a huge number of differences for passing the init
> argument but none seem to work.
> Current config file should look something like this:

"Something like"?!  What does it actually *say*?

> ********
> default std
> label std
>     kernel linuz
>         append root=/dev/nfs nfsroot= init=/static/bin/bash
> ********
> It appears to load the nfs share fine but then complains about not being
> able to fine bash.
> I changed the file to add a prompt so I could enter the line by hand.
> entered "std root=/dev/nfs nfsroot= init=/static/bin/bash"
> which boots to bash  fine.
> Why when I try to just run the same commands from a config file is it
> different from a manual entry. I guess that I'm just missing something
> totally obvious but I just cant seem to work it out. Any help would be
> gratefully received.

Somewhere in the kernel bootup messages it should say what the command 
line looks like as far as the kernel is concerned.  What does it say?


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