Monthly Archives: March 2016

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock

The Scenario:

I need to mount an NFS share on a Ubuntu server using the mount command

The Problem:

The mount command fails with the error “mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock". 

Also /sbin/mount.nfs is missing

The Solution:

Install NFS. Run the following: apt-get install nfs-common. Then rerun the mount command.

 

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Windows 2012 NFS Versions

The Scenario:

I am trying to mount an NFS share from my Server 2012 File server onto a Linux client, but to do so I need to know what versions of NFS Windows supports

The Problem:

Nowhere in the properties of the NFS share is there a mention of the supported NFS versions.

NFS_properties

The Solution:

The NFS versions are visible via the Server Manager. Highlight the top-level servers list, right-click the File server serving the NFS share and select NFS Settings

NFS_Settings

The first tab of the NFS settings shows the NFS versions available (these can be selected/deselected as required)

NFS_Versions

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