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Mounting Nuvera Drives to a Macintosh OS X Workstation

IMPORTANT NOTE: These procedures should only be performed by a qualified UNIX administrator.

Steps 5-10 disable the Secure NFS security measures. This is necessary if you wish to mount your Nuvera shared directory on your Macintosh OS X hard drive. Alternatively, you might be able to locate a third party Secure NFS utility for your Macintosh system and follow the directions for that utility to enable an NFS mount.

At the Nuvera:

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Logon as root
  3. At the # prompt, type
    cp /etc/system /etc/system.bak <Enter> to create a backup copy of the /etc/system file.
  4. At the # prompt, type
    vi /etc/system <Enter> to open the /etc/system file in the Unix vi editor.
  5. Use the down arrow to position the cursor at the beginning of the line that reads:
    set nfsserv:nfs_portmon=1.
  6. Press the i key one time to place the editor in character insert mode.
  7. Type * and tap the <Space Bar> one time to place the two characters (asterisk space) at the beginning of the line.
  8. Press the <Esc> key to exit character insert mode and to enter view mode.
  9. Type : (shift-colon) to exit view mode and enter command mode.
  10. Type wq! <Enter> (the :wq! will appear at the bottom of the window) to write those characters into the file and to quit the vi editor.
  11. Type cat /etc/system <Enter> to show the contents of the /etc/system file on your screen. Use your scroll bar to navigate to the line that reads
    set nfsserv:nfs_portmon=1.

    If you've followed the instructions correctly, the line will read
    *  set nfsserv:nfs_portmon=1.

    If the line does not, type
    cp /etc/system.bak /etc/system <Enter> to restore the /etc/system file to its original state.

    Either repeat steps 4-11 or call (800) 821-2797 for help.
  12. At the # prompt, type
    mkdir /var/spool/XRXnps/saved/mac <Enter>.
  13. At the # prompt, type  chmod 777 /var/spool/XRXnps/saved/mac <Enter> (to allow you to place files in this directory from your Macintosh workstation).
  14. At the # prompt, type
    cp /etc/dfs/dfstab  /etc/dfs/dfstab.bak <Enter> (to create a backup of your dfstab file in case of emergency).
  15. At the # prompt, type echo "share -F nfs -o nosuid,rw /var/spool/XRXnps/saved/mac" >> /etc/dfs/dfstab <Enter> to copy the characters within the quotation marks to the /etc/dfs/dfstab file and to instruct the Nuvera to share out the /var/spool/XRXnps/saved/mac directory after you power the printer off and back on, and after each reboot from now on.
  16. Use the user interface to power the printer off, wait 45 seconds and power the printer back on.

At the Macintosh OS X workstation:

  1. Log onto the Mac workstation using an account that has administrator's rights.
  2. Open the hard disk icon and go to Applications:Utilities and select Terminal (to open a terminal window and access the Unix operating system).
  3. From the terminal window, type
    cd / <Enter> to go to the root directory.
  4. Type mkdir /mnt <Enter> to create a directory called /mnt.
  5. Type cd /mnt <Enter> to change your location to the /mnt directory.
  6. Type pwd <Enter> to make sure you're operating from the /mnt directory. If you're not, repeat step # 5 in this section and step #6 to verify your location.
  7. Type mkdir docusp_mac <Enter> to create a directory called docusp_mac inside the /mnt directory.
  8. Type mount -t nfs ###.###.###.### (the Nuvera's ip address):/var/spool/XRXnps/saved/mac /mnt/docusp_mac<Enter> to instruct your Macintosh workstation to  mount the Nuvera directory onto your Macintosh workstation's /mnt/docusp_mac directory.

    Note: You should now be able to see the docusp_mac directory in your Macintosh hard drive directory interface and should be able to drag an alias of the directory to your task bar or onto your desktopů and it will automount the next time you boot your Macintosh workstation.

Written by Norman Teck
August 19, 2005