I use System Rescue CD via PXE with Dell PowerEdge application servers as a way to load the systems with application images. I use this because the autorun functionality is very easy to use and its the only Live distribution I've been able to find that has a good autorun capability. Until recently, I had been using System Rescue CD Version 4.0.0, and had no issues. However, I now have a Dell PowerEdge R430 system and the 4.0.0 version does not see the hard drives in it. I upgraded my files to SysResc 4.6.0, which does see the hard drives. However, now I cannot perform basic tasks such as ping or mount anything (NFS, CIFS) from the SysResc shell. I get input/output errors when doing so, and even get the same errors when trying to issue the shutdown/reboot command.
I tailed the messages log and found that there were SQUASHFS errors listed.
I downgraded to version 4.5.4, and I was able to use ping, but was still unable to mount anything.
I'm booting using PXELinux, and it never had any issues before upgrading from 4.0.0 to the later version.
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label sysresc menu label System Rescue CD Boot kernel Linux/sysresc/rescue64 append dodhcp initrd=Linux/sysresc/initram.igz doload=broadcom,tg3 vga=1 setkmap=us netboot=nfs://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:/linux64/sysresc