[lug] CentOS 5.4 NFS Install Problems

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Mon Mar 29 15:17:52 MDT 2010

On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 00:47:09 -0600
Maxwell Spangler <maxlists at maxwellspangler.com> wrote:

> I'm trying to do an install of CentOS 5.4 booting off a local media
> and then attempting to use an nfs directory to source the installation
> files.  I can't seem to make it work with CentOS politely telling me
> it can't mount the specified directory.

Check control-alt-f3/f4 consoles for more verbose errors?

> Of course, there could be lots of things going wrong here and I've
> jumped through a variety of hoops to resolve them such as temporarily
> disabling SELinux, Firewall, etc.
> I suspect it may just come down to CentOS 5.4 not wanting to see nfs
> exports of a more recent Fedora 12 system.

Are you doing nfsv3 or nfsv4 on the f12 box? 
I don't know if/think centos5.4 will install from a nfsv4 server. 

> I've got more than two systems in the said environment, mounting nfs
> back and forth and it seems only my initial boot up of CentOS can't
> see the files I am offering.

You can mount it from another centos system?

> Anyone have suggestions?

Check for more errors as above, check versions. 
You can also use the shell on control-alt-f2 in the installer to try
some things and narrow it down. 

Good luck!

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