[mythtv-users] Fedora 6 diskless front end

Jason Marshall marshalj at spots.ab.ca
Wed Aug 15 07:51:31 UTC 2007

Sounds exactly like the behavior I see on cluster machines that have 
serial console redirection turned on.  Normally there will be a parameter 
set for this in GRUB, but I guess not necessarily...

> I am attempting to set up a diskless frontend with NFS
> boot roughly following the procedure here:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Diskless_Frontend
> What I have done so far on Fedora Core 6: installed OS
> and updated everything to the latest version, except I
> kept the kernel at 2.6.20 (due to failures with
> firewire and LIRC in 2.6.22 that I have read about).
> Installed "system-config-netboot" and configured the
> distribution.  Let it put the kernel and initrd into
> the tftp server repository.  Hacked the initrd image
> as documented (added mount.nfs, added line to remount
> snapshot directory rw).  Set up the kernel options to
> include ramdisk_size=1024, audit=0, selinux=0.  Set up
> What happens now is that it mounts the root file
> system, says it's starting /sbin/init, sits there for
> about a minute without printing anything to the
> screen, and then brings up X.  All of the services I
> would expect to be started are indeed started, just
> nothing is printed to the screen.  Once the system
> comes up I can log in, fire up mythfrontend, etc., as
> I would expect.
> I figured it might be a problem with the graphical
> boot so I set GRAPHICAL=no in /etc/sysconfig/init, but
> still nothing is printed during boot.
> It seems that I have a "working" system but I would
> like to see the boot messages.  Any ideas where the
> boot messages might be disappearing to?  Thanks in advance.
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