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Old 12-23-2000, 07:25 PM   #1
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I am trying to install mandrake 7.2 on a pentium machine without CD drive. I have connected the system on a network. I booted from a floppy disk and I have started the installation up till supplying the nfs IP address/name and the directory where mandrake is. I supplied this appriopriately. But i kept seeing these types of error message at different times,

1) nfs mount failed: Permission denied.

note: I have right permission to this host.

2) SIOCSIFFLAG: Device or resource busy

Please help what can i do?
Old 09-21-2003, 10:30 AM   #2
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You say you are trying to install via an nfs mount. Your reported error indicates that the nfs mount is failing on the client. You need to verify that you have properly setup nfs on the machine that you are trying to install from.

To verify that the nfs server service is running on the system you are trying to install from, run "service nfs status". If this indicates an error, you do not have your nfs server properly set up to share your installation files.

If the nfs service is running properly, to verify that the installation files are properly shared, on the nfs server run the command "showmount -e localhost". This will display all of the directories that you have configured to nfs share from this server, and the clients that you have authorized to share them to.


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