Subject: export permissions for diskless client
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 12/08/1995 15:29:29
> Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 22:07:35 -0800
> From: Chris Callanan <>

> thanx to all who made suggestions on my problem with mounting a
> swap file... turns out that wasnt the problem at all...  just to
> check things out, i switched back to the sun netboot program.  it
> gave me a different error.  unable to mount root, permission denied.
> i had exported the filesystem wrong! duh!
> new problem though...  i dont have write permission to it now.
> it boots up, but a lot of things fail during execution of the rc
> scripts.  i am exporting from a linux box with rw perms...  and
> i've set all the permissions for at least 755 on the linux side..
> including the mount point.
> any ideas??  
> --chris

That probably means that the client does not have "root" access
rights on the server.  The server needs to honor "root" access for
the client's NFS root (default is to translate root -> nobody).