Configuring the Network File System (NFS)

Modifying filesystem mount configuration

In the Filesystem Manager, select a filesystem from the list, select Modify Mount Configuration from the Mount menu, then change the filesystem parameters:

Mount Point
specifies the directory where you want to attach (``mount'') the filesystem. For example, the u filesystem is generally mounted on the /u directory.

specifies the (optional) description of the filesystem. For example, the default description for the root filesystem is ``The root filesystem''.

Filesystem Type
specifies the type of filesystem. See ``Supported filesystem types''.

The filesystem type is set when the filesystem is created and cannot be changed.

Access mode

mounts the filesystem as read-only so that no changes can be made to the filesystem while it is mounted. You must mount CD-ROM filesystems and filesystems on write-protected floppy disks as read-only to prevent errors.


mounts the filesystem with write permissions enabled. Changes can be made to the filesystem while it is mounted.

NOTE: When mounting remote filesystems, read/write permissions might already be limited by the NFS server. For more information, see ``Setting export access permissions''.

Can Users Mount
specifies that regular users can mount and unmount the filesystem. Unless you select this option, only root can mount and unmount the filesystem. See ``Enabling users to mount filesystems''.

When to Mount

mounts the filesystem immediately; the filesystem remains mounted until you unmount it or you reboot the system.

At System Startup

does not mount the filesystem immediately. The next time you boot the system, the filesystem is mounted automatically.

Check and Repair Options
changes the filesystem checking mount options. See ``Check and repair options''. These options are not available for CD-ROM filesystems (High Sierra, ISO9660, Rockridge), NFS-mounted filesystems, or DOS filesystems; you cannot check and repair these filesystem types with the Filesystem Manager or fsck(ADM).

Advanced Options
changes the filesystem-specific advanced options. Which advanced options are available depends on the type of filesystem you are modifying (these options are not available for XENIX filesystems). See:

See also:

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