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I'm getting this error on the client:

[root@localhost /]# mount -t nfs /mnt/
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on,
       missing codepage or helper program, or other error
       (for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might
       need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program)
       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
       dmesg | tail  or so

I don't understand the error. Does the client need additional configuration?

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Did you do dmesg|tail as the error message suggested? If so, what did it say? Also, which NFS version is used - could it simply be that you need to use nfs4? – Jenny D Feb 28 '13 at 8:40

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You could also try

rpcinfo -p

to see if there are any NFS/RPC services actually running on the server..



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