[Mageia-dev] Setting NFS shars and making the process more user friendly

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Sun Dec 26 23:29:11 CET 2010

Op zondag 26 december 2010 09:50:34 schreef Marc Paré:
> I was just recently reminded of this on a Mdv list. Is there a way to
> make the setting of NFS shares easier for users. Way back in Mandriva
> 2008 the NFS process was very well done and users would only have to
> establish NFS shares with other computers and the etc/fstab was properly
> written.
> Since Mdv 2009 the process seems to have been broken and I have had to
> go into the fstab and change manually the pathway to from "computername"
> to "ip pathway".
> I had posted the fix on the MDV forums and put in a bug for this. I am
> not sure if my bug was not well written and maybe that is why it was
> never really taken up by the dev team.
> You can find the post here:
> http://forum.mandriva.com/en/viewtopic.php?f=87&t=113793 and you will
> find the process to establish NFS shares at the very bottom of the post.
> NOTE that the shortcut to the bugzilla no longer works.
> I still use this process with MDV2010.2 and set my fstab by hand. I have
> 4 networked MDV boxes in the house and they all use NFS shares.
> It would be nice if this were fixed with Mageia as it would be quite an
> advantage from a user's point of view as this would make the setting of
> shares fullproof. Setting up of NFS shares could then be advertised as a
> positive point from a marketing point of view.
> Note the the setting of NFS shares comes up constantly on helplists and
> most of these involve the fstab.
> Marc

while we're on the subject, imo, user accessible NFS shares could be used with 
the notification area; like it was a USB disk, then people can mount/unmount it 
easier; or perhaps less problems if network is suddenly disabled and we have 
mounted NFS hosts.

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