NFS over TCP not available from server ip

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Fri Jun 22 09:52:50 BST 2007

On Thu, 21 Jun 2007, Joseph Ollis wrote:

> I have a fresh install of 7.04 up and running. The problem is that the
> clients are not booting. I get the following error "NFS over TCP not
> available from" right after the /scripts/nfs-premoutn is done.
> I have checked and can ping the client at this point so I don't think it is
> the network. What is going on?

You haven't installed a firewall of any sort on the server, have you?
Anything else which might block access to TCP ports?

The output of the command 

	rpcinfo -p

on the server should tell us whether nfs is available over TCP.

By any chance, are there two Ethernet cards in the thin client (perhaps one
on-baord and one pci)?  This can cause confusion where the PXE boot happens
on the first card, but then the other gets configured but is not plugged
in.  The usual answer is to remove (or disable in the BIOS) the other card.


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