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Old 05-28-2008, 08:51 AM
Dan Farrell
 
Default network boot broken by changes in init scripts over last few months

friends,

has anybody else come across the problem updating their initscripts and
breaking network booting in the last few months?

right when checkroot says "Remounting root filesystem read/write..."
the system hangs, and eventually init says it couldn't be mounted
read/write and frowns, and suggests I give the root password or
reboot.

I've tracked down the problem. Seems as though statd can't start
because the root filesystem is mounted read-only, but the filesystem
can't be mounted read-write until statd starts. I have not been able
to convince statd to run without logging its pid in /var; thus it
requires write access to var.

The only workaround I've concocted so far is to bind a bit of /dev over
to /var, where it can be written to. Unfortunately, that mounting
point is likely lost when / is remounted read-write, thereby destroying
any record of the pid statd was so insistent about documenting.

Needless to say I'd like to solve the problem the right way. However,
the init scripts are a complex bunch for me and I'm not sure how to go
about fixing this.

I was hoping one of you might be able to guide me. Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Dan Farrell
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:50 PM
Dan Farrell
 
Default network boot broken by changes in init scripts over last few months

On Wed, 28 May 2008 03:51:01 -0500
Dan Farrell <dan@spore.ath.cx> wrote:

> friends,
>
> has anybody else come across the problem updating their initscripts
> and breaking network booting in the last few months?

Evidently not.

Well, it looks like the new baselayout2 also has problems with net
booting. Better file a bug, I guess...
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