[clug] Ubuntu fstab problem

Nathan O'Sullivan nathan at mammoth.com.au
Tue Mar 10 04:51:31 GMT 2009

I have a similar setup to Ian on a variety of Ubuntu machines with an
fstab line like this

storage:/media/storage /media/storage nfs rw,hard,intr 0 0

I believe NFS mounting after network comes up is controlled by 


Which is part of package "initscripts" .  Googling either of these might
help - launchpad.net seems to have a few hits on the mountnfs file.

FWIW, I've never had to do anything special to get NFS mounting to work
on boot (other than the remote machine being turned ready)


On Tue, 2009-03-10 at 14:52 +1100, Michael James wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 02:09:18 pm Ian Bardsley wrote:
> > Everything that should work is working with the exception of
> > the mounting of NFS shares on the remote FEs at boot time.
>  I could never figure out how any service starts in ubuntu
>   which is why I scraped it all off and went back to SuSE.
> In SuSE there is an init.d script  "nfs"  which
>  when started mounts all the NFS shares mentioned in fstab.
> Sensibly there is also an init.d script  "nfsserver"
>   which exports all the NFS shares in  /etc/exports.
> -- 
> Well theme my KDE4 emoticons "Disgusted".
>         WHAT has Linux come to?

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