NFS mounts not being mounted at boot time.

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Sat Apr 9 17:41:19 UTC 2016


On Sat, Apr 09, 2016 at 05:22:06PM +0200, Tom H wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 12:23 PM, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 08, 2016 at 09:09:15PM -0400, Robert Heller wrote:
> >>
> >> I am having trouble with a Ubuntu 14.04 system that is not mounting NFS files
> >> systems at boot time. I have installed nfs-common and have entries in
> >> /etc/fstab for the mounts.  I noticed that Ubuntu does not have a startup
> >> script to mount NFS disks (the way the RedHat machines I am used to do), since
> >> it is not possible to mount NFS filesystems when one mounts local system
> >> filesystems, since the network is not up yet.  On all of the RedHat systems
> >> there is an init script that runs later that mounts NFS file systems (and also
> >> fires up nfslock if needed).  This seems to be missing on Ubuntu (unless I am
> >> missing something).  What am I missing?
> >
> > Isn't there an option specifically for this case in the fstab?  The
> > man page for fstab mentions 'nobootwait' which is probably what you
> > want.  I think there may be an nfs option that applies too though.
> 
> You must mean "bootwait".
> 
No, surely in this case we want the boot to continue even if the
remote NFS server isn't ready yet.  

-- 
Chris Green



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