I’m trying to set up my “work” laptop, which has CentOS 6.6, for easy NFS access to a “NAS” disk at home. I can’t set for a normal “permanent”
mount, since most of the time, the filesystem will not be available. I
know several different ways to mount temporarily from the command line, but I was hoping I could set up the system so I could mount by clicking in the file browser (Nautilus.) I can’t seem to find a way to do this, though. I’ve tried two different approaches:
1. Add an entry of the form
server:/directory /directory nfs rw,users,noauto
2. Add a location of the form
to Bookmarks – as the filesystem is mounted automatically when
entering this location, provided that autofs is enabled with the
Unfortunately, neither of these methods work out quite right. Setting up fstab as outlined in 1. means that I can mount the filesystem as a regular user by issuing “mount /directory”, but I can’t find a direct way to issue this command from the GUI: I actually thought a relevant entry would show up just like that under Places and/or computer:///, but apparently not. This could be related to what’s described in https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?idS6292, although it mentions that the problem is fixed in GNOME 2.28, and I thought the CentOS 6 had a newer version than that.
Method 2. does cause the filesystem to be mounted, but the problem is that it happens too often. The idea was of course that the mount would occur when selecting the bookmark, but it looks like Nautilus will actually try to access the location before that, so that the filesystem pretty much stays mounted at all times. If the disk is available, that is, I haven’t tested yet what happens when it isn’t, but others with different Linux variants report that Nautlius will lock up completely because it can’t get data for the location.
So, does anyone have any idea how to best set up the system do to what I
want (see above)? I guess I might create special “mount” and “unmount”
launchers, but I’d prefer a solution that’s more integrated with the normal file browser operation.