Cannot mount nfs share in ZENworks Imaging session

  • 7005352
  • 17-Feb-2010
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 - ZDM7 SP1 Imaging
Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management on Linux Support Pack 1 - ZDML7 SP1 Imaging
Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management with Support Pack 2 - 10.2 Imaging
Novell ZENworks 7.3 Linux Management - ZLM7.3 Imaging

Situation

Trying to mount nfs share in ZENworks imaging session, issuing command similar to
mount -t nfs <IP address of NFS server>:<path of NFS share> /mnt/<created subfolder>

ERROR: "mount: wrong fs type, bdd option, bad superblock, missing codepage, wrong codepage or helper program, or other error"

Resolution

For ZLM 7.3: This is fixed in ZLM 7.3 Interim Release 2 - see KB 7003346 "Updates to Novell ZENworks 7.3 Linux Management" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support

For ZCM 10: This is fixed in version 10.3 - see KB 7005455 "ZENworks Configuration Management SP3 (10.3) - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support

For ZDM7/ZDML7: Fixed in ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Service Pack 1 Interim Release 4 Hot Patch 4, see KB 3484245 "Updates to Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support

Additional Information

Ensure that the nfs mount command has "-o -nolock" switches in it.
For instance
mount -t nfs -o nolock <IP address of the NFS server>:<path of the NFS share> /mnt/<created subfolder>

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