Can't mount /images folder (/bin/fog.download)



  • I updated my fog server yesterday. I was on Ubuntu 12.04 and had to do a fresh install of 18.04 and did a fresh install of fog 1.5.8. On my previous setup, I had my OS on a small SSD and my /images was on a 2TB HDD. After I set it up again, the /images folder was on my SSD so I had to move it back to my HDD. The images from my previous fog setup are still on the HDD, but I’m getting the error message "can’t mount /images folder (bin/fog.download). What am I missing?
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    @the_duke You are getting an rpc error that indicates the showmount command could not connect to the server on its loopback interface. So that tells me that nfs is not installed for some reason or the services needed for nfs are not running. I don’t know ubuntu so I can’t give you step by step checks. But if showmount -e 127.0.0.1 is giving an RPC error then its not talking.

    You can also review the /etc/exports file but the shares are not the problem at the moment.



  • @george1421 so could it just be that I need to edit a file that points the /image directory to the other drive? If so, which file do I need to edit?


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    @the_duke The NFS is for the FOS Linux engine (the software that runs on the target computer) to connect to the FOG server. FOS Linux uploads and downloads images via NFS for imaging. No NFS on the FOG server means that everything will work fine until FOS Linux tries to connect to the image store, then it will fail.



  • @george1421 I’m just curious, but why do I need NFS if the storage is local to the fog server? It’s just a 2 TB hard drive installed on the server.


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    @the_duke well the first command is telling, it appears you don’t have NFS setup/running on your fog server. The showmount command is roughly equivalent to net view \\server_name to windows. You need to find out why NFS or one if its services is not running on that FOG server.



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    Lets start out with running a few commands on your FOG Host server.

    sudo showmount -e 127.0.0.1

    sudo lsl -la /

    sudo lsblk

    do a screen shot of these to see what’s going on



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