How to mount MSDOS fs via NFS?

Hans-Joachim Baader (
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 09:38:25 +0200 (MET DST)


I stumbled across the following problem:

I have a MSDOS fs on a box named Mirabell and mounted it r/w. I also
export it via NFS:

/dev/hda1 on /dos type msdos (rw)
mirabell# cat /etc/exports
/dos *,no_root_sqash)

Now I mount this on another box, also r/w:

mirabell:/dos on /dos type nfs (rw,addr=

But when I try to access the fs, I get the error "Read-only file system".


Of course, mounting ext2 partitions works as expected.

The behavior is the same with 2.0.35 and 2.1.11x. Is it supposed to
work, do I expect too much, or did I something wrong?


BTW no problems here with 2.1.111 on a SMP Pentium box with 128 MB RAM,
and 2.0.pre36-1 + Jumbo-8 patch on a 486/133 SCSI and a P-133 notebook.

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