NFS server not responding prevents boot

Steven Hartland killing at
Thu May 18 17:47:44 PDT 2006

Steven Hartland wrote:
> Anyway the big question is how can I change all our NFS
> mounts so that failed mounts dont prevent the machines
> booting to the point where they can be fixed remotely
> i.e. have started sshd.

Doh!! spent ages googling for the answer then found it
in 2mins of looking through the man pages.

The option for anyone interested is "bg" for -b from
the command line to mount:
[quote="man mount_nfs"]
If an initial attempt to contact the server fails, fork off a
child to keep trying the mount in the background.  Useful for
fstab(5), where the file system mount is not critical to multi-
user operation.
bg Same as -b.


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