Linux PXES thin client setup

Posted on 2004-11-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I've recently begun working on using the PXES Universal thin client software from sourceforge.  This is an extremely interesting project and I've enjoyed figuring it out.  Currently I have a ramdisk and kernel that I can boot with via tftp.  However, when I take that same image and install it locally it crashes in a kernel panic.  I've included the last few lines of the boot process with this message.  As far as I can tell either I need to change the limit in the ramdisk or set the device that root needs to boot from.  I would appreciate and suggestion anyone may have.  Thanks in advance.

mounted devfs on /dev
attempt to access beyond end of device
01:00: rw=0, want=16399, limit=11685
EXT-fs error (device ramdisk (1,0)): ext2_read_inode: unable to read inode block -inode 889, block=16398
VFS: cannot open root device "" or 3a:06
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 3a:06
Question by:Chryyys
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       What's your boot option for "root=" in your boot loader (grub or lilo)
    Such as:
    pxelinux.cfg/vmlinuz-2.4.9-31 ip=dhcp root=/dev/nfs nfsroot=<NFS server>:/<path to boot image>
        You can also check the following URL:

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    Author Comment

    Actually, I increased the size of the RAM disk and the problem went away.

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