I'm trying to mount a NFS share on my NAS and hitting a few troubles. I can mount the NAS myself via the mount command but I can't get my /etc/fstab right. Some help would be appreciated!

So my first attempt of:

sudo mount /mnt/multimedia/

Ended up with:

mount.nfs: rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking.
mount.nfs: Either use '-o nolock' to keep locks local, or start statd.
mount.nfs: an incorrect mount option was specified

OK, not too sure what's best so I've gone with...

sudo mount -o nolock

And that maps my files as expected. So I then I umount that share & try via /etc/fstab by adding the following line: /mnt/multimedia auto defaults,nolock 0 0

Save, try mount -a and I'm presented with:

mount: special device does not exist

Now it clearly does exist. I'm just getting some options wrong I guess. I've tried specifying the filesystem type (ext4) instead of auto but still no dice.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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You're using the auto mount option. You need to be specify that it is nfs so that it knows the first part is actually a server and not some other sort of thing.

Here's an example fstab line from my pi:

miro:/mnt/files3/videos    /home/pi/Videos3    nfs     intr,nolock    0 0

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