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I did setup a nfs share on my debian 7 server and been trying to mount it on a windows 7 machine.

I've tried the following:

C:\Users\David>mount \\192.168.178.240\backups Y:
Network Error - 53

Type 'NET HELPMSG 53' for more information.


C:\Users\David>mount 192.168.178.240:/backups Y:
Network Error - 53

Type 'NET HELPMSG 53' for more information.

When I run NET HELPMSG 53 it tells me that the network path was not found.

C:\Users\David>showmount -e 192.168.178.240
Exports list on 192.168.178.240:
/backups                           192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0

As you can see it does exists. The IP address of the windows 7 machine is 192.168.137.252 so this is in the right subnet.

/etc/exports is as following:

root@debiansrv:~# grep backups /etc/exports
/backups 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0(rw)
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tried the same as above on a windows server 2008 R2 (IP: 192.168.178.230). Same error(s) –  David Dec 2 '12 at 20:09
    
what happens if you try to use net use instead of mount? –  techie007 Dec 2 '12 at 22:52
    
It gives the same error –  David Dec 3 '12 at 18:59
    
Is SMB sharing (also) enabled on the Samba share? What happens if you try to connect to it using Tools->Map Network Drive from within Windows Explorer? –  techie007 Dec 3 '12 at 19:27
    
Well I'm settings up a NFS share, not a Samba share? When I try to map it as a network drive it gives the same error. –  David Dec 4 '12 at 14:55
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Try putting a "*" instead of specifying the drive name.

Error 53 also return when it cannot allocate the drive name as well.

Also, mount exactly as the showmount -e output show, eg:

if in your export say /home as the export, do not mount /home/[something], window wont understand.

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