nfs client does not mount server-shares automatically on boot
I am new to Debian; using etch.
I have installed nfs on server and client in a small home-network. NFS is functional manually but does not mount the shares automatically from /etc/fstab.
I have modified /etc/init.d/mountall.sh to mount nfs by changing the 'nonfs' to 'nfs' in the starting lines shown below:
mount -a -t nonfs,nfs4,smbfs,cifs,ncp,ncpfs,coda,ocfs2,gfs \
While booting, the error ('failed' shown in red) is as under:
"Mounting local filesystems."
"mount on nfs Server 192.168.1.7 failed. The Server is down"
But the server is very much up.
Extract from my /etc/fstab is as below:
192.168.1.7:/home/rsp /mnt/rsp nfs soft,nfsvers=2 0 0
192.168.1.7:/home/shp /mnt/shp nfs soft,nfsvers=2 0 0
After loging-in as a user I can mount nfs by just running command 'sudo mount -a' on the terminal.
I suspect that the script 'mountall.sh' is executed before the network is up. And there is no link for starting this script in any of the '/etc/rc?.d' directories. So I cannot make out at what stage this script is executed. But it is executed during boot, for sure. I say this because after reversing the changes, there is no error but the nfs shares are not mounted automatically.
What more is needed here?
Any suggestions please?
Last edited by rsp; 07-25-2007 at 11:36 PM.