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Old 03-06-2008, 08:11 AM   #1
freeindy
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nfs mount (too many levels of symbolic links)


Hi,

I have a problem regarding nfs mount and pxe/tftp boot.

I have a distro that I want to run on several computers. They must have the exact same layout but some directories are to be separated.

My default distro and its directories are located as following:
Code:
/distros/mvl
/distros/mvl/bin
/distros/mvl/boot
/distros/mvl/etc
...
The directory that I want to mount have the following layout:
Code:
/distros/target
/distros/target/bin -> ../mvl/bin
/distros/target/boot -> ../mvl/boot
/distros/target/etc
...
The problem I encounter is, first of all, I get kernel panic. So, this doesn't work. But the issue is that having nfs mount on symbolic links directories doesn't include their files. trying on target
Code:
#cd bin
I get the output "Too many levels of symbolic links".

Is there anyway to get away from this?

Thanks.
Indy
 
Old 03-09-2008, 04:35 PM   #2
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You understand you have to export ALL the filesystems and not just /distros/mvl? That is to say if /distros/mvl/bin is a separate filesystem mounted on your original server on top of /distros/mvl then exporting and mounting only /distros/mvl will NOT give you access to /distros/mvl/bin FILESYSTEM? It only gives you access to the mount point (empty directory) on which the filesystem was mounted.
 
  


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