I'm trying to set up one-way file sharing of a FAT32 partition between\nmy two PC's using NFS. I can mount the FAT32 partition on my NFS client\nPC but I can't view the mounted files. I've tried the troubleshooting\nsteps listed in the NFS HOWTO.\n\nAccording to the NFS FAQ, there is only limited support for export of\nFAT32. However, the level of support described in the FAQ is adequate\nfor my needs. I only want to make a copy of my FAT32 partition.\n\nHere is my setup:\n\nNFS Server:\n\n1. Running Fedora 9\n2. Static IP: 192.168.1.150\n3. /etc/exports:\n/mnt 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0(rw)\n/mnt/windows 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0(rw)\n/mnt/large_downloads 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0(rw)\n4. /mnt has two files systems mounted on it: /windows (FAT32) and\n/large_downloads (ext3)\n5. /etc/fstab entries for the two subdirectories of /mnt:\nUUID=768B-E069 /mnt/windows vfat uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=0000 0 0\nUUID=4f26a47f-28c3-4e5e-b6d0-6817891af123 /mnt/large_downloads ext3\ndefaults 1 2\n(I changed the uid, gid from 500 to 1000 to match my client)\n6. My user account has UID=500,GID=500\n\n\nNFS Client:\n\n1. Running Ubuntu 8.04\n2. Dynamic IP (set by DHCP)\n3. I manually issue: sudo mount -t nfs 192.168.1.150:/mnt/windows /mnt/nfs\n4. My user account has UID=1000,GID=1000\n\n\nI can mount and access /mnt/large_downloads (which is ext3) OK on the\nNFS client. I can mount /mnt/windows (which is FAT32) on the NFS client.\nBoth "df" and "/proc/mounts" show that /mnt/windows is mounted. I try to\naccess /mnt/windows on the client via GNOME -> Places -> Computer ->\nFilesystem -> /Mnt -> NFS. I get a busy mouse pointer, and nothing is\ndisplayed. The file manager on my NFS server hangs. When I try to reboot\nmy NFS server, the shutdown hangs.\n\nMy NFS server is capable of running NFS Version 2,3, and 4. According to\n/proc/mounts, apparently my client is running NFS Version 3.\n\nI've also tried exporting and mounting the FAT32 partition as readonly\ninstead of rw. (I changed the specification in /etc/exports to ro and I\nspecified -r in the mount command).\n\nI don't want to try using samba. I no longer run Windows. If I can't\naccess my FAT32 partition via NFS, I will migrate the partition to ext3\nand access the ext3 partition via NFS. I'd rather not do the migration.\nThe FAT32 partition contains tens of thousands of files (11 GB of data).\n\nAny suggestions on how I can get the NFS access of my FAT32 partition to\nfunction?