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    Angry Cannot mount NFS

    I have a FreeBSD exporting it's home directories, but I cannot mount them from my FC2 client. Here is some information that might help:

    Showmount gives this:
    Code:
    # /usr/sbin/showmount -e 192.168.7.3
    Export list for 192.168.7.3:
    /usr/home 192.168.7.10
    However when I try and mount the share:
    Code:
    # mount 192.168.7.3:/usr/home /home
    mount to NFS server '192.168.7.3' failed.
    Why is it failing? Is it a client side issue or a sever side issue? How can I fix it?

    Thanks in advance,
    Paul

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    Is /home already a mount-point for a partion on the .10 machine or is it a "just" a directory on the / partition? And you might want to check the syslogs (/var/log/messages on the Linux box) to see if there were any errors listed there.
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    Its just a directory, not a mount point. It does have some other home directories in it... could this be a problem?

    Am off to check the logs... Will be back with my findings

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    The logs don't say anything about the mount commands I am running.

    It also struck me to run the mount command 'verbose'., and i got this:
    Code:
    # mount -v 192.168.7.3:/usr/home/frenchidyll /home/frenchidyll
    mount: no type was given - I'll assume nfs because of the colon
    mount to NFS server '192.168.7.3' failed.
    RPC Error: 15 ( Program not registered )
    Last edited by pnh73; 27th August 2004 at 01:07 PM. Reason: Got some more information

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    I'm guessing here, but it sounds like you have an incompatibility in the NFS protocols. Sounds like time for some research.

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    I'm all up for learning... How do I find what version of NFS i have in FC2?

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    YAY! I finally got it to mount. It turned out to be a server side issue. The rpc error that mount was giving was indicating the NFS wasnt registered on the server side! For all the gory details and future reference goto http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=222678

    Did my learning

    Thanks for all your help and assistance.
    Paul

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