View Full Version : [xubuntu] Mounting ext3 partition via NFS from 8.10

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 /mnt/p4debian -t nfs
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on,
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


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.

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.