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

For Didj Enable Networking using the lf1000_ff_eth_defconfig file or manually adding NFS support.

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

mount -o nolock /mnt

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