I am trying an NFS installation RHEL 5.3 over my private network, booting from a CD, but I get the error message "That directory could not be mounted from the server" when I specify connection info. Trying to connect to a CentOS 5.3 machine running NFS. Steps I took:
1. Since I only have the physical RHEL 5.3 DVD and not an iso file, I copied it over to a new dir with the dd command:
dd if=/dev/dvd of=/mnt/rhel/RHEL5.iso
2. Added /mnt/rhel to /etc/exports:
3. Opened up NFS port in firewall using system-config-securitylevel. (Incidentally, SELinux is disabled.)
4. Restarted NFS:
service nfs restart
5. Verified file permissions on /mnt/rhel for readable/executable by all.
6. showmount -e
7. On the client machine, I run the boot loader from CD (in VMWare, using bridged networking) and specify the NFS machine info when it prompts for NFS image:
NFS server name: 192.168.1.11
RHEL Dir: /mnt/rhel
And I get the error message. I can ping 192.168.1.11 from the host Windows machine. Did I do everything correctly on the NFS side? Supposedly I do not have to mount the iso if I'm using NFS here, so I'm out of ideas as to what is wrong. Or is it likely there is some networking connectivity issue here?
Any help appreciated!