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    Booting using u-boot with nfs server on windows

    I have the following situation.

    I have a u-boot loader, a kernel which I load using tftp and a nfs server for the root file system.

    When the nfs server is on a VM, linux loads up correctly.

    When I use haneWIN NFS Server for windows, the u-boot connects to the NFS server however it says that it can't find init and gets stuck.

    The file system was created the same way on windows as it was in the VM. I have a tar file with a file system which I untared (i made sure the soft links are kept on windows).

    Is it even possible to load a root file system using an NFS server on windows? and if so what could be the problem.


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    I had a similar problem in the past with Windows trying to boot it from SAN drives. Windows was trying to boot before the SAN drivers were even loaded. Had to work with MS to put some timing loops in the boot loader to give time for the drivers to load. Windows is designed to run on self contained machine.
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