LeapFrog Pollux Platform: Mount NFS Directory

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This is a tutorial to setup an NFS folder on your host PC for your explorer to boot from. NFS mounting of a directory will enable you to test applications and scripts without having to copy anything to your Leapster or LeapPad Explorer.


Networking Setup

Software Needed

Linux host PC



Configure Server and Client

Configure the /etc/exports file to point to the folder(s) you would like to make available for NFS mounting

On Host

/home    *(rw,sync,no_root_squash)

On Device

You'll need to edit /usr/bin/mountnfs, change:

 mount -o nolock `get-ip host`:/home/lfu/nfsroot/LF /LF


 mount -o nolock /mnt

Start the server and client:

On Host

$ sudo /etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server start

For Leapster and LeapPad Explorers

On Device

# modprobe nfs
# mountnfs
# cd /mnt
# ls

For Network Enabled Didj If you used the lf1000_ff_eth_defconfig file to build your kernel, or enabled the proper NFS options, you can also mount on the Didj by running:

mount -o nolock /mnt

At this point should see the contents of your /home dir