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  1. Agustin's Linux Manual
  2. System Administration
  3. About the Author
  4. Contents
  5. Administration
  6. Terminals
  7. Command Basics
  8. Root Directory
  9. Executing Commands
  10. File specs
  11. File Permission
  12. How permissions are assigned
  13. Change ownership chown
  14. Running multiple commands
  15. Killing Processes
  16. Bash configuration files
  17. VI Editor
  18. Creating path environment
  19. Midnight Commander
  20. Linuxconf Utility
  21. Networking
  22. Domain Name Service DNS
  23. Router and Gateway
  24. Adding Users
  25. User Accounts
  26. Managing Groups
  27. Mounting File System
  28. NFS Mounts
  29. Disk Quotas
  30. Run levels
  31. Linuxconf Control
  32. Mandrake Control Center
  33. Creating a Boot Disk
  34. Switching Boot Mode
  35. Hardware Configurations
  36. Printer Configuration
  37. Installing Printers
  38. Samba Printer
  39. Managing services
  40. Managing Users
  41. Program Scheduler
  42. Software Management
  43. Installing CUPS

NFS Mounts

If any NFS mounts exist you will see it here, but since this is a new installation most likely you don't have one.

  • Config => File systems => Access nfs volume
NFS Volume
Fig. 3.26

When mounting network File systems from other machines in a network; it can be a small directory or an entire volume.

  • The
  • will be the name of the machine serving the file system, followed by the remote directory.
  • For example, you might see a value of machinex: /var/spool/mail where machinex is the machine serving the directory and /var/spool/mail is the directory being served.
  • FsType will always be "nfs."

Adding NFS Mounts

Let's add an nfs mount so you can see how it is done:

  • On the NFS volume screen, select Add
Volume Specification
Fig. 3.27
  • Server: The hostname of the machine on which the desired filesystem is located. For example,
  • Volume: The file system you wish to add. For example, /usr/engineering /designs.
  • Mount point: The directory in your system from which you want the remote file system to be accessible. For example, /mnt/designs.
  • Once you have entered the information, select Accept.

Note: The mount point is the physical directory where you actually transport it. If your mountings are permanent, create directories for that purpose and secure it.

The options tab is used to set the appropriate permissions and control how the NFS mount point will be accessed. The NFS option tells the mounting point how it is going to be mounted.

That's it. Linuxconf will update your /etc/fstab file accordingly. Please read the help file on the Volume specification screen and see the mount man page for more information.