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Old 05-10-2007, 02:02 AM   #1
Shardul Bhosale
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nfs server on windows

I am having Linux Kernel 2.6.19 running on my designed embedded computer using ARM core processor that has nfs client. It mounts its file system on a network nfs server. We had used Linux machine as nfs server, which worked very well.
I tried to set a windows XP machine as nfs server using software nfsAxe v3.4. The kernel cannot mount the file system and issues the following message:

device=eth0, addr=, mask=, gw=,
host=, domain=, nis-domain=(none),
bootserver=, rootserver=, rootpath=
Looking up port of RPC 100003/2 on
portmap: server not responding, timed out
Root-NFS: Unable to get nfsd port number from server, using default
Looking up port of RPC 100005/1 on
Root-NFS: Server returned error -13 while mounting /c/home_own/rootfs
VFS: Unable to mount root fs via NFS, trying floppy.
VFS: Cannot open root device "nfs" or unknown-block(2,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0)

The server issues the message:

->prog = 100005,ver=1,prot=17;
->MOUNTPORT, port=32536

Please let me know if you have a solution.

Shardul Bhosale
Electronics Design Engineer
Codan Ltd, Australia

Last edited by Shardul Bhosale; 05-10-2007 at 02:07 AM.
Old 05-10-2007, 05:12 AM   #2
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It looks like your nfs server doesn't export /c/home_own/rootfs


Old 11-25-2008, 09:46 AM   #3
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did you mount the rootfs correclty? form windows?

please let me know the nfs server software used for exporting the root fs from windows.....


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