I have a remote machine at IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, and a local machine. I've set up the export file on the remote machine to export /ShareDir.
On my local machine, I can run
mount xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:/ShareDir /mnt/MountShareHere just fine. I can go into /mnt/MountShareHere and see everything from /ShareDir in it.
Now I want to mount a directory from inside /mnt/MountShareHere to the local filesystem. First I tried
mount /mnt/MountShareHere/Subdir /mnt/MountSubdirHere which returned
mount: you must specify the filesystem type. So I tried
mount -t nfs /mnt/MountShareHere/Subdir /mnt/MountSubdirHere, which gave me
mount.nfs: remote share not in 'host:dir' format.
I could just mount Subdir the same way I mounted /ShareDir (using the IP address and the path to Subdir on the remote machine), but I'd rather not (I'd have to rewrite some scripts and I'm lazy). Is there a trick to this? If not, what's the reason this can't be done?