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hydrogen18
December 16th, 2008, 03:53 AM
I've got a box running debian 4.0 r3 with some NFS shares on it. They mount fine from both ubuntu and debian machines which use ext3 as their filesystem for their '/' drives. I've got several machines I use Xubuntu 8.10 on with JFS as the filesystem. When I do mount here is my error


ericu@xubuntu-dell-laptop:/sbin$ sudo mount 192.168.12.90:/media/tb/data /mnt/p4debian -t nfs
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on 192.168.12.90:/media/tb/data,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
(for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might
need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program)
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

ericu@xubuntu-dell-laptop:/sbin$


From what im getting, it seems like the OS needs some sort of program to make ext3 look like JFS, akin to the way that ntfs is mounted via a helper program. How do I get such a program and how do I let mount know how to use that program? Thanks for your help.

hydrogen18
December 16th, 2008, 06:55 AM
Fixed, just needed nfs-common and portmap packages. Would expect those to come default in an OS, but I guess XUbuntu excludes them to try and keep stuff lightweight.