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Too bad it's in .ipk format, and not a .deb that I could "apt-get". BUT I recalled seeing something about loading kernel modules manually, so I followed the directions (from the old, obsolete page I used to load up my NSLU2 with Linux) , under "Manual Install".

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Too bad it's in .ipk format, and not a .deb that I could "apt-get". BUT I recalled seeing something about loading kernel modules manually, so I followed the directions (from the old, obsolete page I used to load up my NSLU2 with Linux) here, under "Manual Install".

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onnecting to ipkg-us-dyoung.nslu2-linux.org|205.196.212.100|:80... connected.

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And since I seemed to be lacking any exportfs-specific hooks for nfsd to latch to, I had to find a kernel-specific version of exportfs that matched. A bit of searching returned this http://ipkgfind.nslu2-linux.org/details.php?package=kernel-module-exportfs&id=4467590&official=>?

Too bad it's in .ipk format, and not a .deb that I could "apt-get". BUT I recalled seeing something about loading kernel modules manually, so I followed the directions (from the old, obsolete page I used to load up my NSLU2 with Linux) /SlugOS/BootstrapLE?from=DebianSlug.Bootstrap?, under "Manual Install"

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1) Get the kernel module suitable for your kernel (as located mentioned in the previous message, being http://ipkgfind.nslu2-linux.org/details.php?package=kernel-module-exportfs&id=4467590&official=? slug:~# wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/slugos-lag/cross/stable/kernel-module-exportfs_2.6.16-r6.6_ixp4xxle.ipk

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1) Get the kernel module suitable for your kernel (as located mentioned in the previous message, being here [@slug:~# wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/slugos-lag/cross/stable/kernel-module-exportfs_2.6.16-r6.6_ixp4xxle.ipk

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December 14, 2006, at 05:31 AM by Dave Hrynkiw -- Added solution to broken nfsd by manually loading module exportfs.ko
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exportfs-fix?

Fixing exportfs

My own installation was based on an older version of the DebianSlug instructions, and failed to install the module exportfs.ko. My solution was to bash my head against the internet, and with the help of some smart'uns, I found this to work.

My system reports the following from uname: slug:/etc# uname -a Linux slug 2.6.16 #1 PREEMPT Thu Jun 8 23:38:13 PDT 2006 armv5tel GNU/Linux

And since I seemed to be lacking any exportfs-specific hooks for nfsd to latch to, I had to find a kernel-specific version of exportfs that matched. A bit of searching returned this http://ipkgfind.nslu2-linux.org/details.php?package=kernel-module-exportfs&id=4467590&official=>?

Too bad it's in .ipk format, and not a .deb that I could "apt-get". BUT I recalled seeing something about loading kernel modules manually, so I followed the directions (from the old, obsolete page I used to load up my NSLU2 with Linux) /SlugOS/BootstrapLE?from=DebianSlug.Bootstrap?, under "Manual Install"

Here's what I did: 1) Get the kernel module suitable for your kernel (as located mentioned in the previous message, being http://ipkgfind.nslu2-linux.org/details.php?package=kernel-module-exportfs&id=4467590&official=? slug:~# wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/slugos-lag/cross/stable/kernel-module-exportfs_2.6.16-r6.6_ixp4xxle.ipk onnecting to ipkg-us-dyoung.nslu2-linux.org|205.196.212.100|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 4,510 (4.4K) [text/plain]

100%[====================================>] 4,510 --.--K/s

2) Unpack it into the kernel directories slug:~# ar -x kernel-module-exportfs_2.6.16-r6.6_ixp4xxle.ipk slug:~# tar xvfz data.tar.gz -C / ./ ./lib/ ./lib/modules/ ./lib/modules/2.6.16/ ./lib/modules/2.6.16/kernel/ ./lib/modules/2.6.16/kernel/fs/ ./lib/modules/2.6.16/kernel/fs/exportfs/ ./lib/modules/2.6.16/kernel/fs/exportfs/exportfs.ko

3) Kick it in the butt to get it loaded slug:~# depmod -a

4) Load up the nfs server slug:~# /etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server start Starting NFS kernel daemon: nfsd mountd.

5) Confirm it's running correctly slug:~# cat /var/log/messages . . Dec 13 22:11:39 slug kernel: Installing knfsd (copyright (C) 1996 okir@monad.swb.de). Dec 13 22:11:40 slug kernel: NFSD: Using /var/lib/nfs/v4recovery as the NFSv4? state recovery directory Dec 13 22:11:40 slug kernel: NFSD: starting 90-second grace period

6) Make sure you have a share config'd in the /etc/exports file, and get to work!

November 16, 2006, at 08:00 PM by fcarolo -- name change from DebianSlug to SlugOS/LE
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How to setup NFS-Kernel-Server on SlugOS/SlugOSLE|SlugOS/LE (former DebianSlug)

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How to setup NFS-Kernel-Server on SlugOS/LE (former DebianSlug)

November 16, 2006, at 08:00 PM by fcarolo -- name change from DebianSlug to SlugOS/LE
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How to setup NFS-Kernel-Server on DebianSlug

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How to setup NFS-Kernel-Server on SlugOS/SlugOSLE|SlugOS/LE (former DebianSlug)

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You'll need a working install of DebianSlug! This means you can ssh into your box, su to root and install packages via apt-get.

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You'll need a working install of SlugOS/LE! This means you can ssh into your box, su to root and install packages via apt-get.

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If you built your own DebianSlug image using the MasterMakefile, you'll end up with a lot of kernel-module-*.ipk files in ~/slug/debianslug/tmp/deploy/ipk/ \\

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If you built your own SlugOS/LE image using the MasterMakefile, you'll end up with a lot of kernel-module-*.ipk files in ~/slug/debianslug/tmp/deploy/ipk/ \\

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If you don't have the kernel-module-*.ipk-files, it's best to rebuilt the DebianSlug image, and upgrade your flash as per description at http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/DebianSlug/Bootstrap#upgrade

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If you don't have the kernel-module-*.ipk-files, it's best to rebuilt the DebianSlug image, and upgrade your flash as per description at BootstrapLE#upgrade

July 09, 2006, at 04:32 PM by PatrickSchneider -- Added debugging info
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  • tail -f /var/log/syslog (this shows the latest syslog messages (the nfs-server sends is logging to the syslog, so you can check it for errors))
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  • tail -f /var/log/syslog (this shows the latest syslog messages (the nfs-server sends is logging to the syslog, so you can check it for errors))
  • check if all kernel-modules are loaded on the Slug (server):
lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
nfsd                  186128  13
exportfs                2752  1 nfsd
lockd                  45812  2 nfsd
sunrpc                104576  9 nfsd,lockd

and on the client

lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
nfs                   219720  1
lockd                  62216  1 nfs
sunrpc                150332  3 nfs,lockd
June 17, 2006, at 12:37 PM by Antikristian -- added module feed
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(if you run slugoOS debianslug, just wget the from http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/debianslug/ )

February 09, 2006, at 10:15 PM by Patrick Schneider -- added depmod -a
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depmod -a

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This will install the required modules into /lib/modules/`uname -r`

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This will install the required modules into /lib/modules/`uname -r` and rebuild the module dependencies:

February 09, 2006, at 10:06 PM by Patrick Schneider -- Initial Release
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How to setup NFS-Kernel-Server on DebianSlug

Contents

Requirements

You'll need a working install of DebianSlug! This means you can ssh into your box, su to root and install packages via apt-get.

Kernel Modules

If you built your own DebianSlug image using the MasterMakefile, you'll end up with a lot of kernel-module-*.ipk files in ~/slug/debianslug/tmp/deploy/ipk/
You'll need these (at least some of them) to install the NFS server. To make a long story short: You need these modules:

  • kernel-module-nfsd
  • kernel-module-sunrpc
  • kernel-module-lockd
  • kernel-module-exportfs

If you don't have the kernel-module-*.ipk-files, it's best to rebuilt the DebianSlug image, and upgrade your flash as per description at http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/DebianSlug/Bootstrap#upgrade

Put the ipk-files on the Slug (sftp/samba/ftp). I assume you put them in /home/slug/modules. Be root:

cd /home/slug/modules
dpkg --force-architecture -i kernel-module-nfsd* kernel-module-sunrpc* kernel-module-lockd* kernel-module-exportfs*

This will install the required modules into /lib/modules/`uname -r`

Installing

Still beeing root:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install nfs-kernel-server

Done.

Sample Config

Edit /etc/exports with your favourite text editor (vi/joe/whatever)

#/etc/exports
# IMPORTANT: Make sure there's no blank between the network/host address and the "("
#
# Example 1: Exporting /home/dbox/pictures to the entire local 
# network 192.168.1.0 / 255.255.255.0 for reading and writing
/home/dbox/pictures 192.168.1.0/24(rw,no_root_squash,async)

# Example 2: Exporting /home/dbox/record to host 192.168.1.3 for reading and writing
/home/dbox/record 192.168.1.3(rw,no_root_squash,async)

# Example 3: Exporting /home/dbox/mp3 to the entire internet read only
# Don't worry! As long as you didn't set up port forwarding on your router from your 
# public (internet) ip to the slug , or the slug is set up to have a public ip or
# it's on the DMZ, only the clients on the local network can access the slug
# to be on the safe side, check if you can access ports 111 and 2049 on the slug from the internet
# If you cannot, you're safe!
/home/dbox/mp3 *(ro)

Start the nfs-server!
/etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server start

Troubleshooting

If you're running into problems, this might be handy:

  • exportfs (shows the directories which are exported and the client that are allowed to access them)
  • tail -f /var/log/syslog (this shows the latest syslog messages (the nfs-server sends is logging to the syslog, so you can check it for errors))
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Based on work by Dave Hrynkiw, fcarolo, PatrickSchneider, Antikristian, and Patrick Schneider.
Originally by Patrick Schneider.
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