[CentOS] NFS Mount - RH7.3 Server - CentOS 4.1 Client

James Pearson james-p at moving-picture.com
Thu Sep 29 12:59:31 UTC 2005

Tom Brown wrote:
>> On 28/09/05, Will McDonald <wmcdonald at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 28/09/05, Tom Brown <tom.brown at goodtechnology.com> wrote:
>>>> Just upgrading one of my dev servers - I'm replacing a current box that
>>>> runs 7.3 to one that runs CentOS 4.1
>>>> Currently the 7.3 dev box talks to a fileserver also running 7.3 over
>>>> NFS and that works fine. I'm now trying to get the CentOS 4.1 box to
>>>> talk NFS to the 7.3 server.
>>>> When i try and mount the NFS share on the CentOS box i get the 
>>>> following
>>>> error
>> Oh, and don't forget to check /etc/exports on the server. :)
> Yep thanks for the tips all - It turned out that the mount command was 
> to 'blame' - Using mount from the CentOS 4.1 box gave that error but 
> copying the mount command from the previous 7.3 box and using that to 
> mount the share worked fine.
> Odd and a bit hacky but at least it works - Seems mount has changed 
> somewhat and newer versions don't like talking to older server.

Is the server exporting the mount point via NFSv3 or NFSv2?

There is an issue with more recent RedHat based mount versions (since at 
least FC1) not falling back to trying NFSv2 if the NFSv3 mount fails.

Can you mount using '-o nfsvers=2' (using the CentOS4 mount binary)

James Pearson

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