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RE: can't mount "/" partition

I believe NFS refuses to mount a directory which contains a subdirectory
which is mounted, to avoid circular references.

Thus, if "/var" is physically on your "/" partition, and you have "/var"
mounted on another machine via NFS, then you cannot mount "/" as well.

Either make "/var" a separate partition or be content with seeing everything
from a single mount of "/".

At least, that is the way it was under HP-UX; nowadays I use Samba which is
less fussy.

Peter Smith

-----Original Message-----
From: redhat-list-admin redhat com
[mailto:redhat-list-admin redhat com]On Behalf Of Reuben D. Budiardja
Sent: Thursday, 4 March 2004 11:01 PM
To: redhat-list redhat com
Subject: Re: can't mount "/" partition

On Thursday 04 March 2004 07:51 am, Nabin Limbu wrote:
> Hi,
> I have 2 partition "/boot" and "/" only. I can mount any folder inside "/"
> partition via nfs without any problem but can't mount "/" partition.
> eg:
> mount /mnt ==> works
> but,
> mount  /mnt ==> doesn't work
> Error message shown:
> mount: failed, reason given by server: Permission denied

Does the /etc/exports on says that / is exported? What does that
line says?

> Is there any security feature that denies me to mount "/" partition via
> or am I missing something?

I don't think so. I've done this many times before.


Reuben D. Budiardja
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
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