> Now a mount / via nfs is something which really should work.
It does, but in conjunction with PCMCIA, it gets very messy. You're
exceeding the design limitations of nfsroot. You have to use initrd
and change_root instead.
You can find a description of how you can use initrd for an NFS root
on the pivot_root(8) man page. I've documented using all this with
PCMCIA a while back in the README of
My example doesn't include bootp, so you'll have to add that one.
If you haven't used initrd yet, I'd suggest you exercise all this
first on a machine without PCMCIA. And only then deal with the
added complexity of using PCMCIA.
Good luck !
- Werner (ceterum censeo nfsroot esse delendum ;-)
/ Werner Almesberger, ICA, EPFL, CH Werner.Almesberger@xxxxxxx /