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Old 12-21-2004, 08:49 PM   #1
aaronfg
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NFS problem - no write access?


I've been trying to get my laptop and desktop computers to see each other and haven't been having the best time. This is definitely an area where Linux (or maybe just Suse) needs to focus a lot of attention to make it idiot (read Windows-user) friendly.

Both machines are running Suse 9.1.

My desktop has NFS server set up to share on a directory in my "home" folder. Using the NFS Client setup in YAST, I searched for the server (found it), picked the shared folder, and set a mount point to a new folder in my Documents directory.

All was fine.

I could browse to that new folder I made on the laptop and it would show the contents of the folder on the desktop. Great. But I can't write to the folder.

What do I need to do on the desktop to enable write permissions for my laptop user?
 
Old 12-21-2004, 08:59 PM   #2
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edit the file /etc/exports and see if the line with that share has ro as an option. If so, change it to rw and re-export the share.

exportfs -a
 
Old 12-21-2004, 09:17 PM   #3
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aha!
I actually edited the permissions in Yast and changed the ro to rw (this should be check boxes for access to be a helluva lot easier to understand) and now it works.

Thanks so much!
 
Old 12-22-2004, 05:52 AM   #4
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Great! I figured yast would have an option too, I use the command line more often since everything at the command line is scriptable or editable using sed and such.
 
  


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