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Sep 122010

mount: unknown filesystem type 'nfs'


If you attempt to mount a NFS share, using the mount command, e.g.

# sudo mount -t nfs /mnt/share

And it gives:

mount: unknown filesystem type 'nfs'

You would need to install the nfs clients to solve it:

# sudo apt-get install nfs-common

Jan 012010

How to mount a NFS share?


Assume you have a NFS share /data/shares/music, at server:

You can mount the NFS share from another system at /mnt/music (create this directory first), with the command below

sudo mount /mnt/music

This is just an one-time mount.

If you want to mount permanently, you can edit the fstab

vi /etc/fstab

and input /mnt/music nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr

Then run the command to see the effect immediately.

sudo mount /mnt/music

Also try to reboot your system to see if the share can be mounted automatically or not.