NFS exports on a LiveCD

Stephen Ward sjward at
Wed Sep 19 14:24:46 MDT 2007

On 9/18/07, Stephen Ward <sjward at> wrote:
> Does anyone have experience running an NFS server from a live cd?
> I've been playing around with it and I've run into a strange issue
> that I would like to resolve.

Guess what!  I resolved it. :)

> I've found that if I mount a file system from a local hard drive, I
> can successfully NFS-mount that export.  However, if I try to export
> anything from the tmpfs that the live cd is running in, any and all
> attempts to mount that export fail.  The command line says "reason
> given by server: Permission denied", but my system log says
> "authenticated mount request from livecd:803 for ...".

I Googled for "nfs squashfs" and found (on the squashfs homepage) that
support for exporting via NFS was added in version 3.2.  I happened to
be using version 3.1 (3.2 is masked in Gentoo).  I forced an upgrade
to 3.2, and voilà!

Thanks for listening...


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