SUMMARY: Solaris 8 jumpstart / Could not mount filesystem

From: Jeffrey P. Miller <>
Date: Wed Sep 05 2001 - 13:46:25 EDT
Thanks as usual for the responses.  

Evan Oulashin <>
Mark Cain <>
James Richardson <>
Robyn Mills <>

The solution was:
I found a space at the end of the share line for that file system.
I removed the space and everything worked fine (as far as the client 
nfs mounting the server).  Now, I have to work on the next problem.


-------------- My original message -----------------

I searched the archives and found my exact problem here:

Too bad he never got to the bottom of the problem.  He worked around it.

Also, I am not trying to jumpstart a client from a CDROM but a read-only 
file system.  If you look at the summary (URL above), I have gone through 
and verified the same things.

I would appreciate if anyone could shed some light on this.

I also tried looking at snoop on the server while the client is trying to
mount the server but I don't really know what I'm looking for.

jumpstart client:

        ok boot net - install
        Resetting ... 

        Sun Ultra 1 SBus (UltraSPARC 143MHz), Keyboard Present
        OpenBoot 3.1, 128 MB memory installed, Serial #8300253.
        Ethernet address 8:0:20:7e:a6:dd, Host ID: 807ea6dd.

...then a moment later:

        Rebooting with command: boot net - install         
        Boot device: /sbus/ledma@e,8400010/le@e,8c00000  File and args: - install

...then this line:

        2aa00 panic - boot: Could not mount filesystem.

	Program terminated

Server: (new jumpstart server)
Ultra-1 / Solaris 2.7

(*) rarpd is running.
(*) tftpboot runs while the client tries to mount the filesystem.

shared the filesystem ro, anon=0:

-               /export/solaris_2.8/Solaris_8/Tools/Boot   ro,anon=0   ""  

Actually, I shared the parent directory, i.e. /export/solaris_2.8/
but the add_install_client added the entire path to the Boot directory
to the dfstab.

built the bootparams and ethers via the add_install_client as follows:

server# cd /admin/jumpstart_2.8/Solaris_8/Tools
server# ./add_install_client -e 08:00:20:7e:a6:dd -c diehard2:/export/solaris_2.8/custom -s diehard2:/export/solaris_2.8 crgtest2 sun4u
cleaning up preexisting install client "crgtest2"
removing crgtest2 from bootparams
removing /etc/bootparams, since it is empty
removing /tftpboot/inetboot.SUN4U.Solaris_8-1
removing /tftpboot
disabling tftp in /etc/inetd.conf
making /tftpboot
enabling tftp in /etc/inetd.conf
updating /etc/bootparams
copying inetboot to /tftpboot
Received on Wed Sep 5 18:46:25 2001

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