Finder treats NFS mount as read only, but it is writeable from the terminal

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by .X., Mar 15, 2014.

  1. .X. macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2014

    I recently got my first Mac, a rMBP 13" late 2013, and I totally love it!

    There is one issue though that is driving me crazy. At home I have a computer running Ubuntu 12.04.4 with a media library shared over NFS using nfs-kernel-server. On the rMBP I am using automounter to mount the share automatically, and this works like a charm. Except... For some bizarre reason, Finder thinks the share is read only, so I can't use Finder to delete or add or modify files on the share.

    From the terminal, and from other applications, the share works fine, and files and directories can be added/deleted/modified.

    Has anyone else experienced this, or know a solution?

    I'm on Mavericks 10.9.2 btw.

    One interesting thing is that I have another NFS share on my network (my router running OpenWRT and nfsd). Strangely enough, Finder does not have any problems with this share and treats it read/writeable like it should.

    Any help appreciated...
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If you didn't use automounter and mounted it manually, does the issue re-occur?
  3. macproredux macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2014
    Yes, Kill auto mounter it's causing all sorts of problems lately
  4. .X. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2014
    Yes, thanks, if I remove the share from automounter and mount it manually from the terminal or from within Finder it works fine.

    Let's hope Apple fixes this, the automounter is very convenient and useful on a laptop :)
  5. macproredux macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2014
  6. .X. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2014
    Yeah that's what I did, but I would still prefer a working automounter though. Anyway, I assume they will fix it eventually...
  7. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    I've got NFS automount working just fine as r/w on about 80 Mavericks clients, and it's worked as well as any of the earlier versions of OS X.
  8. .X. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2014
    Yes, like I said it works fine with the other NFS server I have too.

    Also, the automounter appears to work, it is Finder having the issue (and thinks the mount is r/o although it isn't).

    I'm open to suggestions.

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