Console Boot errors - waiting for nfsd

44.3 Kernel Recovery

If the console gets stuck at "Waiting for nfsd" when booting, then there was an issue with the network configuration script.

  • Turn the power off on the console, and start up with an external keyboard attached to the system.
  • If you have a USB keyboard, you may need to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS. Press the delete key repeatedly when
  • the system is starting up to enter the BIOS setup. Use the arrow keys and enter key to select Integrated Peripherals, Onboard.

    Select Device, USB Keyboard Support and set it to Enabled. Press F10 to save and exit

  • As soon as you power the console on, press the ESC key on the keyboard repeatedly. Insteadof MagicQ booting, a new screen
  • should show up saying GNU GRUB with a list of different kernel versions.
  • Use the arrow keys to select the top option "MagicQ Recovery" and then press Enter.
  • The console should then start to boot again, and ask a password. Contact ChamSys support to get the password for your system
  • here.
  • You should see some more console output on the screen and then stop with a message of "Give Root Password for maintenance"
  • near the end of the output.
  • Enter the second password given to you by ChamSys Support here, then you should then get a prompt which looks like:
  • Chamsys176:-#recovering network configuration

    If the network configuration is invalid and is stopping the console from starting then you will need to edit the network interface

    configuration file. Type:

    nano /etc/network/interfaces

    You should see several lines at the bottom with things like "Help" "Writeout" "Read file" and a bar at the top starting with "GNU

    nano". This file is likely to be blank if the console isn’t starting up correctly or will have some lines at the end which mention

    wireless configuration

    MagicQ User Manual 327 / 354

    If the file is blank, then you can just type in here now to enter the default configuration into the file. Copy the following lines into

    the file:

    auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 2.9.200.197 netmask 255.0.0.0

    If the file already has the above text in it, but with wireless configuration at the bottom, use the arrow keys to goto the first line

    which says "auto wlan0", then press F9 on the keyboard to delete each line after and including that, so the content of the file

    should be left with just the lines above. Press control then X to close the program, then press Y to confirm you want to save

    the changes, and then hit enter to confirm the filename you want to write them to. To restart the console safely, and let it boot

    normally type:

    init 6

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