Broken NFS server (or client?)

Mark Street jet at
Wed Aug 8 22:16:39 PDT 2001

Aha, from your previous post let's look at the parameters being passed.

>The appended lines are:

How about adding

It should work with dhcp though, the kernel should start a dhcp/bootp query 
when it boots as you are using kernel level autoconfiguration.

At 10:04 PM 8/8/2001 -0700, Lincoln Peters wrote:

>>Hmmm, this has me wondering....are you using.....  ip=<autoconf> for the
>>kernel parameter .  Do the NIC's initialize with proper IP settings on both
>As far as the network goes, I know that the server is working because I 
>have been administrating it mostly using SSH (it is currently living on a 
>garage workbench where there are no chairs).  I'm not sure about the 
>client because I can't find any evidence that it is actually getting on 
>the network, even though the problem is being reported as an NFS error.
>I suppose that the problem could reside in the DHCP client that's built 
>into the kernel.  I have tried manually assigning IP information at the 
>LILO prompt (ip=, but the documentation is so cryptic, I'm 
>not sure if I'm doing it right or not.
>This is just a wild guess, but should I try using a BOOTP or RARP server 

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