I have put the following line on /etc/exports

/media/drive/fedora     *(ro , sync)

then i did

exportfs -a

now my hostname is localhost.fedora

i want to install the linux from NFS but when i enter the
hostname and foldername it says folder can't be mounted.

How can i check that NFS is working and also how will the new machine will know the ip of


  • Why do you want your account deleted? – Chopper3 Apr 18 '11 at 9:21

Your question could really do with some more clarity. Apparently you have two machines. A NFS server and another that you're trying to install fedora to.

You should be able to specify the server to the installer by IP address. To check that NFS is working, try mounting it locally on the server. I.e. mount -t nfs localhost:/media/drive/fedora /mnt

  • i tried that and got this error mount: mount to NFS server 'localhost' failed: RPC Error: Program not registered. – John Nov 30 '10 at 10:26
  • Is the NFS server configured to also be able to act as an NFS client? Do you have rpc.mountd and rpc.statd running? – ptman Nov 30 '10 at 10:45

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