Mounting NFS shares on Mac OS X

I've recently decided to give Mac OS X a try. For the past week or so I've been spending a good few hours a day working in Snow Leopard installed on a MacBook Pro borrowed from a friend.

While Mac OS is unlike any Unix-like operating system I've managed so far, there are certainly some of similarities. I can honestly say that I'm enjoying the Mac Book Pro so far, and hope to discover most of the differences compared to my previous Unix-like desktop which is Ubuntu 9.10.

Mounting NFS on MAC OS X

One thing which I noticed immediately was that out of the box it was impossible to mount any NFS shares from my Ubuntu NAS server. Any attempt to mount a remote filesystem would give me an error like this:

mbp:~ root# mount nasbox:/try /mnt
mount_nfs: /mnt: Operation not permitted

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Suggest a topic for the Operating Systems Basics

Hi everyone, and thanks for staying with Unix Tutorial for so long! My first weeks of the 2010 have been pretty busy, but I've been quietly upgrading the blog engine and components of the Unix Tutorial Members Area to get things ready for the long-awaited second module of the Introduction to Unix course.

If you're an existing member and have a topic which you think belongs to the Operating Systems Basics module, please leave a comment.

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