I'm setting up Slackware64 13.1 as a guest on a Slackware64 13.1 host running VirtualBox 3.2.8 PUEL and want to begin by replicating the host's / to the guest.
The idea was to NFS export / from the host, boot Knoppix 6.2, NFS mount in the guest and copy the files but I haven't been able to NFS mount under Knoppix.
At first I tried with NAT networking but NFS is mentioned in the VirtualBox User Guide in the NAT limitations section so I switched to bridged networking. After mounting / did not work, I switched to mounting /home/c/d which is "known good" -- regularly used for syncing with my netbook
On the guest, running Knoppix, networking seems OK. It uses DHCP. I can browse and traceroute LQ by name. ifconfig shows 192.168.168.201 and a 255.255.255.0 netmask. The host has a static IP configuration, 192.168.168.7/24 (confirmed). mount -t nfs 192.168.168.7:/home/c/d /mnt
eventually gives "mount system call failed". The -o nfsvers=3
option gets "rpc.statd not running" with a recommendation to start it or use -o nolock. The -o nolock
option gets a timeout. /etc/init.d/nfs-common start
gets "statd failed!" (huh?).
On the host, NFS-serving works: