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Old 05-12-2013, 10:33 AM   #16
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OOOps....
Just messing with the entries in auto.master rendered my machine un-bootable. However I learned from the last time to have a backup copy of a "not bad" auto.master and a persistent Linux install on a usb stick so I could go in and revert back to b4 I broke it. Still empty folders though.
I have checked the group names and IDs on both machines and they match almost. On the host The group name is capitalized (I can't change it) and the client it isn't. Does that matter?

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Old 05-12-2013, 11:00 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by travalon View Post
It's kinda working. I was afraid I would corrupt my installation again but I did eventually try with and without the bg option. I get the directories generated or if they already exist they are used. There is an icon of a lock on each folder and when I open the folder, it's empty. I can sudo mount and I have changed the permissions to my shares so I can write to them as well and they are ok. Google here i come!!!
one thing of note for autofs to function properly the mount point must be already created with proper permissions on the system and there can be zero sub-folders.

ex:

/mnt/NFS

will work, but:

/mnt/NFS/foo with a mount point of /mnt/NFS will not as /mnt/NFS/foo will screw up the autofs.
 
Old 05-12-2013, 11:59 AM   #18
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I just read that some where here http://www.autofs.org/ in the manuals just before breaking my install. I'll have to go back and check everything. I'm thinking I would like to use the wild cards '*' and '&'. If I understand them correctly it will make for easier use on multiple machines.
 
Old 05-12-2013, 01:14 PM   #19
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here is my working auto.master and auto.NFS for my daughters laptop.

Code:
[user@user ~]$ cat /etc/auto.master
#
# Sample auto.master file
# This is an automounter map and it has the following format
# key [ -mount-options-separated-by-comma ] location
# For details of the format look at autofs(5).
#
/misc	/etc/auto.misc
#
# NOTE: mounts done from a hosts map will be mounted with the
#	"nosuid" and "nodev" options unless the "suid" and "dev"
#	options are explicitly given.
#
/net	-hosts
#
# Include /etc/auto.master.d/*.autofs
#
+dir:/etc/auto.master.d

#
#	Direct Map
/-	/etc/auto.direct

#
# Include central master map if it can be found using
# nsswitch sources.
#
# Note that if there are entries for /net or /misc (as
# above) in the included master map any keys that are the
# same will not be seen as the first read key seen takes
# precedence.
#
+auto.master
/home/user/NFS		/etc/auto.NFS		--timeout=600	--ghost
Code:
[user@user ~]$ cat /etc/auto.NFS 
TV_Shows	-rw,soft,intr,bg,rsize=8192,wsize=8192	server:/exports/NFS_TV_Shows/centos/public/TV_Shows
and just as a reminder here is my /etc/exports from my server:

Code:
[user@centos ~]$ cat /etc/exports 
#
#	/etc/exports

#	NFS4
/exports *(rw,insecure,subtree_check,crossmnt,fsid=0)

#	NFSv3
/exports/centos/public *(rw,insecure,no_subtree_check,fsid=3010)
/exports/NFS_TV_Shows *(rw,insecure,no_subtree_check,fsid=3020)
hope that helps.
 
  


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