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Last active August 29, 2015 14:23
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Get boot2docker working with nfs instead of vboxsf.

Tested on:

- Boot2Docker-cli version: v1.6.0
  Git commit: 9894ae9
- Boot2Docker-cli version: v1.6.2
  Git commit: cb2c3bc

1) In your Mac, open the file /etc/nfs.conf and add this line:

nfs.server.mount.require_resv_port = 0

2) Then, open /etc/exports and add this line, changing the values to match your case:

/Users/<your username> -mapall=<your username>:staff <mac's ip address>

3) With both files changed time to apply the new settings:

sudo nfsd restart

4) Finally, ssh into your boot2docker machine and run:

sudo umount /Users
sudo mkdir /Users/<your username>
sudo /usr/local/etc/init.d/nfs-client start
sudo mount <mac's ip address>:/Users/<your username> /Users/<your username> -o async,noatime,actimeo=1,nolock,vers=3,udp

You'll notice I'm mounting an especific user's directory instead of the Users directory itself, that's because of permissions, I couldn't share the Users directory on my behalf.

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