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authorPaul Eggleton <>2015-03-29 18:16:11 +0100
committerRichard Purdie <>2015-03-31 22:23:20 +0100
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treec0502a8ca518f8e179c1af9e85d16eed393ca344 /README.hardware
parent5bb5313fa4afa7ce70979ee1642b90c111d0a04a (diff)
README.hardware: clarify NFS requirements for edgerouter
You don't need NFS/TFTP for a plain USB setup. (From meta-yocto rev: 904facdf56028d63d938e07c459169cbe78ef8fe) Signed-off-by: Paul Eggleton <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
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@@ -352,19 +352,22 @@ Setup instructions
You will need the following:
-* NFS root setup on your workstation
-* TFTP server installed on your workstation
* RJ45 -> serial ("rollover") cable connected from your PC to the CONSOLE
- port on the board
+ port on the device
* Ethernet connected to the first ethernet port on the board
+If using NFS as part of the setup process, you will also need:
+* NFS root setup on your workstation
+* TFTP server installed on your workstation (if fetching the kernel from
+ TFTP, see below).
--- Preparation ---
Build an image (e.g. core-image-minimal) using "edgerouter" as the MACHINE.
In the following instruction it is based on core-image-minimal. Another target
may be similiar with it.
---- Booting from NFS root ---
+--- Booting from NFS root / kernel via TFTP ---
Load the kernel, and boot the system as follows: