Bug 100726 - ncpmount: No such device in mount(2)
ncpmount: No such device in mount(2)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ncpfs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-07-24 14:31 EDT by ab
Modified: 2007-03-27 00:08 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-13 17:03:54 EDT
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2003-07-24 14:33 EDT, ab
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Description ab 2003-07-24 14:31:08 EDT
Description of problem:

When attempting to mount a remote volume, I receive this error:

"ncpmount: No such device in mount(2)"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. "insmod ipx" (to load ipx)
2. "ipx_configure --auto_interface=on --auto_primary=on"
3. "ifconfig" shows IPX/ETHERNET II, "slist" returns server list
4. check local mount point "/baz" exists (yes)
5. "ncpmount -S FOOBAR_FS1 -V /sys/users/baz -U baz -P password /baz"

Actual results:

ncpmount: No such device in mount(2)

Expected results:

mounting of Novell volume at local mount point

Additional info:

kernel 2.4.20-8
see attached for ifconfig output.
I get the same error for mounting "by hand" as above, and also with .nwsclient

When I use the same exact configuration/commands for the same Novell server from
a RH 8 box (kernel 2.4.18-27.8.0, ncpfs- the mount succeeds.
Comment 1 ab 2003-07-24 14:33:33 EDT
Created attachment 93114 [details]
ifconfig output
Comment 2 ab 2003-08-07 10:41:10 EDT
I have done some more testing.

Dropped ncpfs back to, which is what the RH 8 box is using, and get
the same problem.

Upgraded to most current ncpfs release (2.2.3-1, in Raw Hide), still get the
same problem.

At this point I am beginning to wonder if there's a serious RH 9 problem with
ncpfs?  Should I go back to RH 8?
Comment 3 Florian La Roche 2003-08-13 17:03:54 EDT
Other reports suggest that it works ok if the kernel modul is built into
the kernel and not only as loadable kernel modul. Looks like a kernel issue
to me, not something I can fix in this component.
(Overall ncpfs is not fully supported and AFAIK deprecated also in
our Release Notes.)


Florian La Roche

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