NFS exports on a LiveCD

Steve smorrey at
Wed Sep 19 14:32:57 MDT 2007

Excellent, glad that was resolved for you.
Just out of curiosity, why Gentoo for a liveCD versus, say Knoppix or
some other distro more geared for LiveCD usage?


On 9/19/07, Stephen Ward <sjward at> wrote:
> 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...
> Stephen
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