I got this error message after an upgrade.

Mount error (112) : Host is down

Anybody know why?

My mount cmd worked before... My media center is down.

  • Do you have any remotely mounted filesystems?
    – goldilocks
    Nov 17, 2014 at 20:02
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    – Ghanima
    Nov 17, 2014 at 20:03
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You state in your question

My media center is down

You are using nfs to mount a remote filesystem, that is hosted on a remote server. That server has gone down for some reason, and so the mount command is unable to mount that filesystem, because it is unable to reach the host. The server may be powered off, or the route to the server is broken.

Either go and turn the remote host back on, or ask the administrator of the remote server to turn it back on and it should work. If not, then check to see if your network configuration has changed, and that the server is reachable, by using either ping or traceroute.

Also see Mount CIFS Host is down.


This issue was due to my NAS death...

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