SUMMARY: Problems mounting NFS partitions on dataless sparc 2

From: Richard Bogusz (
Date: Tue Jun 02 1992 - 11:25:17 CDT

Dear all

Yesterday I posted the following request :

Hello folks,

I am having a tremendous time trying to do a very routine job on a couple of
new sparc 2's. I am trying to mount two partitions on the clients from an
NFS server (4/490 SunOS 4.1.2) I am using the correct partition names, the clients are in the exports file but I still get :

mount access denied for sn4902
mount giving up on /home/artist3

(where sn4902 is the server and artist3 is one of the partitions in question)

I have tried using netgroups to get this to work but it has made no difference
I have even tried chopping the netgroups into smaller chunks in case there is
a problem with netgroup sizes, but still no joy. I have even remade the exports
file by re-typing all entries.

Any ideas?

PS. The clients are dataless running 4.1.2, I have many other clients identically configured but they all work fine and I can't replicate the fault.

Thanks in anticipation of lots of good advice!

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Thanks for all the responses to the above especially to Craig Carpenter who
replied with the correct solution to my problem....short and to the point!

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>From Mon Jun 1 18:13:47 1992
To: (Richard Bogusz)
Subject: Re: Problems mounting NFS partitions on dataless sparc 2
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 92 13:12:19 -0400
From: "Craig Carpenter (E-Mail" <>
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Have you tried rpc.mountd .................

Craig Carpenter
Harris Corp

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It seems that the rpc.mountd running on the nfs server had hung, by killing it
off and starting it again I managed to clear the problem and the client could
mount all the partitions it needed.

Thanks to all the following who offered advice:

"Craig Carpenter (E-Mail"
Dave Plummer <> ( Andy J. Stefancik 206-234-3049 )
Patrick Gosling <> (Andy Feldt)
Patrick Shopbell <>
Ace Stewart <>
"Kevin W. Hammond" <>
kalli!kevin@fourx.Aus.Sun.COM (Kevin Sheehan {Consulting Poster Child}) (Frank Allan - Network Manager)
"Andrew Luebker" <>


Richard Bogusz
Gec Plessey Semiconductors LTD
United Kingdom

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