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Old 05-01-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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unknown filesystem type 'hostfs'


When I want to do "mount none /mnt/tmp -t hostfs -o /home/imada_login/Desktop", I see this error message:
unknown filesystem type 'hostfs'

what should I do to solve this problem.
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First, let me say I have not used hostfs or UML, but I'll try to help.

Are you attempting to do this mount on a UML (User-Mode Linux) virtual machine? If not, that may be the problem; hostfs is not one of the standard mount options for Linux (try 'man mount' on your system, scrolling down to the -t options, to be sure), but exists as a mount option in UML.

If you are not using UML and you just want to create an alternative location for a directory, use a symbolic link:
ln -s /home/imada_login/Desktop /mnt/tmp
Later on, when you wish, you can unlink it with:
rm /mnt/tmp

Last edited by Beryllos; 05-01-2013 at 01:05 PM. Reason: added the paragraph about symbolic link


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