No easy mounting of nfs shares (Maverick)

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Oct 4 22:22:48 UTC 2010

On 10/03/2010 03:28 PM, Thierry de Coulon wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to Ubuntu (but not to Linux) and to Gnome (used to use KDE before 4 
> was forced on me).
> I've set up 10.10 (RC as far as I know), I tried autofs to mount network 
> shares but it does not seem to work (the mount points specified in 
> auto.master are not created, ans reloading or restarting autofs does not 
> help.
> Now my actual question is: why does "Places/Network access to Windows shares 
> (Windows Network), of which I have none, but can't access nfs shares? In the 
> same way, "Connect to server" offers anything but acces to nfs servers 
> (unless it is though "Custom Location" and I could not find the right syntax 
> (I get "You must enter a name for the server" whatever I try).
> I have no problem connecting to the servers from MacOS X, and I had no problem 
> doing it from Desktop links in KDE 3. KDE 4 let's me create the link but, as 
> usual, it does not work ("only root can do that").
> nfs being the logical *nix choice for a network, it's surprising that Linux 
> distribution make it so difficult for the users to use it...
> Thierry

Perhaps these will help:
maybe related?
[NFS share mounting problem - 10.10RC]

Unrelated (I think):
[Anyone successfully running Lucid or Maverick as an NFS client?]
[nfs was dropped as the default sometime back - but the option to
install/use was added later, can't remember when. ]

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