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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Booting linux with root fs on windows nfs


    any body tried out booting a linux machine over nfs, with a root fs on the windows xp nfs server....

    i tried it and the system is mounting also... but it was throwing an error sying

    "Warning : Unable to open an initial console"....

    any thoughts... please share...

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    Aug 2005
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    I wouldn't have thought this was possible unless you're using some kind of PXE boot?

    To boot successfully from a local image, the system needs to be able to find both the kernel image (usually in /boot - so I take it that's local) and /etc/fstab so it can mount the correct filesystems...
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