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Old 11-30-2014, 09:56 AM   #1
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Mounted nfs shares do not show up in the left hand panel of nautilus - why?

I have a small server located at It has a usb flash drive as the boot medium (ubuntu 12.04), and two attached hard drives, mounted at /mnt/disk1 and /mnt/disk2. These have been exported as nfs shares. Both shares have been successfully mounted from the ubuntu laptop, no problems.

I originally mounted each of these disks on /home/owner/nfs_disk1 and /home/owner/nfs_disk2

I realized this seems like a mistake after using grsync to copy files. It placed a copy on the remote nfs share, and one inside the local mount point.

Where does a mount point for nfs shares belong? I created a share at /shares/nfs_disk1, which works, and has been added to fstab. However, the share does not show up in nautilus. If you dont know where to look for the share, it seems you might not find it.

Questions: What governs whether an NFS share shows up on the left-side panel of nautilus? Is there a best practice to mount a NFS share so that it shows up in nautilus?

Thank you,

Old 11-30-2014, 12:09 PM   #2
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Generally, shares are mounted at /media/owner/SHARE, and nautilus may only be looking there. Try mounting your shares at /media/owner instead of /home/owner/ or /shares/.
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Just navigate in nautilus to mount point location (/home/owner/nfs_disk1 or whatever), drag this folder to the left panel and drop it there.
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if you just let udev mount it without making a rule for mounting it
look in
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Smile Replies to suggestions

c0d3d: thanks, this works without any problem. I need to read more on Nautilus to
see if I should have known this on my own.

Teufel: thanks, this did not work for me. It wanted to copy all the files over, which
is not what I wanted. However, again as a noob, its a problem which is just
just an opportunity to learn something new.

John VV: didn't attempt this yet. I recognize the udev as something I have seen but
never felt I needed to worry about. Seems like this is the opportunity
dig in, read some about it, try it, and report back.

Thank you to all three responders for their suggestions.



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