NFS mounting timeout

Frank Przybylski fp at
Mon Aug 13 19:47:15 EST 2001

Hi Pawel,

> I use rom file system as a root fs. When I try to mount nfs in my root
> fs an error occurs.
> (mount -t nfs /nfs)
> After about 2 minutes kernel writes: "portmaper: time out".
> What I should do?

Check if the portmapper is running (both sides, server AND client), if
not start it (usually /sbin/portmap).


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