Booting from NFS

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=== Configure NFS Root ===
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To boot from NFS, add the following entry via serial console: (See  [[Bootloader]] section on how to access an bootloader):
 
To boot from NFS, add the following entry via serial console: (See  [[Bootloader]] section on how to access an bootloader):
  
  setenv bootargs_nfs root=/dev/nfs nfsroot=192.168.0.200:/export/openmoko ip=192.168.0.202:192.168.0.200:192.168.0.200:255.255.255.0:ezx:usb0:off rootdelay=5 console=ttySAC0,115200 console=tty0 loglevel=8
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  setenv bootargs_nfs root=/dev/nfs nfsroot=192.168.0.200:/export/openmoko
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    ip=192.168.0.202:192.168.0.200:192.168.0.200:255.255.255.0:ezx:usb0:off
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    rootdelay=5 console=ttySAC0,115200 console=tty0 loglevel=8
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setenv menu_5 Boot from NFS: setenv bootargs \${bootargs_nfs} \${mtdparts} \;
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    nand read.e 0x32000000 kernel\; bootm 0x32000000
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saveenv
  
setenv menu_5 Boot from NFS: setenv bootargs \${bootargs_nfs} \${mtdparts} \; nand read.e 0x32000000 kernel\; bootm 0x32000000
 
  
  saveenv
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=== Use Static MAC Addresses ===
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The random MAC addresses generated by the USB Ethernet gadget code caused me some grief on the host side. To generate static addresses, I added the following variable to the menu_5 bootargs:
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setenv bootargs_usb g_ether.host_addr=00:1b:11:1b:08:18 g_ether.dev_addr=00:1b:11:1b:08:19
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=== Configure Your Firewall ===
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Another thing to keep in mind is your firewall.  I was getting messages like this:
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Looking up port of RPC 100003/2 on 192.168.0.200
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portmap: server 192.168.0.200 not responding, timed out
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Root-NFS: Unable to get nfsd port number from server, using default
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Looking up port of RPC 100005/1 on 192.168.0.200
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portmap: server 192.168.0.200 not responding, timed out
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Root-NFS: Unable to get mountd port number from server, using default
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mount: server 192.168.0.200 not responding, timed out
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Root-NFS: Server returned error -5 while mounting /srv/root
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After I updated my firewall to pass NFS traffic over the interface to the Neo1973, everything worked smoothly.

Revision as of 02:32, 10 September 2007

Configure NFS Root

To boot from NFS, add the following entry via serial console: (See Bootloader section on how to access an bootloader):

setenv bootargs_nfs root=/dev/nfs nfsroot=192.168.0.200:/export/openmoko
    ip=192.168.0.202:192.168.0.200:192.168.0.200:255.255.255.0:ezx:usb0:off
    rootdelay=5 console=ttySAC0,115200 console=tty0 loglevel=8

setenv menu_5 Boot from NFS: setenv bootargs \${bootargs_nfs} \${mtdparts} \;
    nand read.e 0x32000000 kernel\; bootm 0x32000000

saveenv


Use Static MAC Addresses

The random MAC addresses generated by the USB Ethernet gadget code caused me some grief on the host side. To generate static addresses, I added the following variable to the menu_5 bootargs:

setenv bootargs_usb g_ether.host_addr=00:1b:11:1b:08:18 g_ether.dev_addr=00:1b:11:1b:08:19


Configure Your Firewall

Another thing to keep in mind is your firewall. I was getting messages like this:

Looking up port of RPC 100003/2 on 192.168.0.200
portmap: server 192.168.0.200 not responding, timed out
Root-NFS: Unable to get nfsd port number from server, using default
Looking up port of RPC 100005/1 on 192.168.0.200
portmap: server 192.168.0.200 not responding, timed out
Root-NFS: Unable to get mountd port number from server, using default
mount: server 192.168.0.200 not responding, timed out
Root-NFS: Server returned error -5 while mounting /srv/root

After I updated my firewall to pass NFS traffic over the interface to the Neo1973, everything worked smoothly.

Personal tools

To boot from NFS, add the following entry via serial console: (See Bootloader section on how to access an bootloader):

setenv bootargs_nfs root=/dev/nfs nfsroot=192.168.0.200:/export/openmoko ip=192.168.0.202:192.168.0.200:192.168.0.200:255.255.255.0:ezx:usb0:off rootdelay=5 console=ttySAC0,115200 console=tty0 loglevel=8
setenv menu_5 Boot from NFS: setenv bootargs \${bootargs_nfs} \${mtdparts} \; nand read.e 0x32000000 kernel\; bootm 0x32000000
saveenv