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NFS mounts don't show up on desktop Network
I had a weird probem. When I mounted the following URL:
it did not appear on the desktop. A quick look with the terminal, in the /Volumes/ directory showed that, indeed, it had mounted, in a directory named

The quick fix was to run this command.
ln -s /Volumes/ ~/disk
Any additional information about why this command was required is appreciated. Thanks.
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Mounted a volume?
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 19, '01 09:54:27PM

How'd you get a remote volume to mount at all? The version of SaMBa that I installed could not mount (no "smbmount") but only "share" a folder/volume. The documentation said smbmount was only developed for use with Linux in that particular package. We may be talking 'apples & oranges' -no pun intended- but you sound knowledgeable enough to set me straight.

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re: Mounted a volume?
Authored by: ghostis on Apr 21, '01 01:18:43AM

nfs mount is different from SMB (samba) mount. NFS is network file system (developed by Sun now maintained by a commitee) which is pervasive in UNIX land. The standard mount command supports it. SMB is server message block, the M$ windows network protocol. Mounting windows share requires sambamount. The true nature of these two is somewhat more complicated, but you get the idea.

Original poster: Does the mounted volume appear in a "computer" finder window?

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nfs mount
Authored by: jp4jp on Jun 06, '01 05:04:12PM

You mounted the volume. (I assume you did this by GO > Connect to Server > nfs://server/path) But in UNIX the volume has to be then connected to a path. So thus you have to connect the volume to a folder on your computer.


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