Mounting NFS on RPX-Lite

Laura Dean tralad at
Wed Apr 18 00:10:21 EST 2001

Well, rebooting fixed the problem with trying to mount
the wrong directory, maybe I should use DHCP Beta 3.0
but I was having problems getting that one to work

Yes, I assume I have something configured wrong on my
NFS server but I can't figure out what it could be,
especially since I can mount the directories from
other Linux PCs on the network.

Someone suggested that I should take out the nis
entrys in my nsswitch.conf file (which I did) and
maybe that would make it work (which it didn't).

I've also noticed a new behavior which might indicate
something to someone smarter than me - after the board
tries to mount the NFS server, showmount no longer
returns a response. I restart the NFS server (and
unplug the board), and showmount shows that (the IP of the board) is mounted.

Any ideas?


--- Dan Malek <dan at> wrote:
> Laura Dean wrote:
> > I expect this on the kernel I built from source,
> but I
> > was expecting the Hard Hat kernel to be mounting
> > /opt/hardhat/devkit/ppc/8xx/target. I assumed the
> > "option root-path" line in dhcpd.conf configured
> this.
> Version 2.0 DHCP doesn't work properly with some
> clients, in particular when providing this
> "extended"
> type of information.  I suspect this may be the
> problem, and suggest you check out for
> information.
> I personally run Beta 3.0.
> It still looks like you may have some NFS related
> configuration problems on the server, too.
> Oh yeah, NFS root works fine, whether you recompile
> or
> use the ready made kernels.
> 	-- Dan

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