This is some time ago, i can't remember exactly what the solution was but it was simple, as you can see there was no reply to this and I managed to solve it and I am only a beginner. What follows was done on Fedora C2 but I would think it would apply as far back as RH 7. If not you may have to locate some file on your distro.
A few useful 'tricks' I found:
Run /sbin/ntsysv and make sure Apache and NTFS are started at boot time. If you don't know, this is a GUI interface and all you have to do is go up and down in the menu and make sure the options you want started at boot time are marked with an asterisk, else you can use chkconfig as follows
/sbin/chkconfig httpd on
/sbin/chkconfig nfs on
/sbin/chkconfig nfslog on
It is easy to get confused if one of the parameters is not satisfactory, for example I kept adding lines in config files and changing them as I went, only to make things worse, I found all that was unnecessary. Now I've got things working smoothly with a minimum of work as explained in howto's and as follows:
/etc/exports on the server
/etc/fstab on the client
and that's it, it should go, the only thing that could still stop it is permissions (files or firewall or hosts.allow hosts.deny IF YOU have changed them from the default ones).
Everything else is commands that you can use as shortcuts, (like changing the file /etc/exports and re-reading it) that
make things worse if not used properly, at least that was my case. I ended up with big useless and incorrect files.
If you need some examples, let me know and I'll post my files.