Wow… well over a year… since my last blog?!?! Ohh well.
I’m setting back my MythTV box… but i need to share some files across my little network.Since i have nix boxes i figured I would set up a NFS share. I’ll set up a samba share also for those times i need to share files with a windows machine.
On the server:
apt-get install nfs-kernel-server nfs-common portmap
then vi /etc/exports
I chose the 192.168.x.x format to allow anyone on that particular network access to my NFS shares.
By using no_root_squash we tell NFS access should be made as root.. why you say? Mainly because I also want to be able to write to the direcctory (if our /home share was read-only, this wouldn’t be necessary).
Whenever /etc/exports is modified, we have to run
to make the changes effective.
First I created the directories where I wanted to mount the NFS shares, e.g.:
mkdir -p /media/nfs/winstorage/
mkdir -p /media/nfs/deposit
mkdir -p /media/nfs/tvshows
To test it out I decided to mount my exported folders
mount 192.168.2.5:/depot/tvshows /media/nfs/tvshowsmkdir -p /mnt/nfs/home
No Love I received the below error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on 192.168.2.5:/depot/tvshows,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
(for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might
need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program)
In some cases useful info is found in syslog – try
dmesg | tail or so
i noticed I forgot to install nfs and port map stuff on my client… DUH!!!
apt-get install portmap nfs-common
Afterwards, we can mount them as follows:
enigma@andromeda:~$ mount 192.168.2.5:/depot/tvshows /media/nfs/tvshows
No Error!!! Yippe!!!