I hope someone can help me with this, I have googled myself frantic and can't figure it out. I have a new desktop computer and I would like to share one of its folders with my laptop so the desktop has a line in /etc/exports that says:
The laptop has an appropriate line in /etc/fstab
When I boot the desktop or run
Exporting directories for NFS kernel daemon...exportfs: /etc/exports : No 'sync' or 'async' option specified for export "192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0:/home/shared".
Assuming default behaviour ('sync').
NOTE: this default has changed from previous versions
done. Starting NFS kernel daemon: nfsd
at the point of starting the NFS kernel daemon the desktop computer “hangs” for more than a minute
running tail /var/log/syslog
gives me "nfssvc: Input/output error" which is a little vague
running rpcinfo on the laptop tells me the connection is refused. Also a little vague.
What more could I do to diagnose this problem? What might cause this to happen? Oh, I have nothing at this moment in the hosts allow or deny files and I am running Debian 2.6.11
Any suggestions will be taken gratefully