I have tried kernel-mode things but it is not going to work.

Actually i've reached my limit for seeing errors in one day:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'nfs'
mount.nfs: No such device
and many more bared in bash/browser history :)

I'm kind of scared from recompiling kernel.(I'm having daily problems with virtual-box, don't want to mess up with my Tab)

sorry for writing such a ** question.

specs:galaxy tab*2-Asia/Europe ROMs-using debian command line-Stock OS

request:add NFS/NAS tags.(I can't)

  • What mount command are you using? Commented Apr 24, 2011 at 19:36
  • @Matthew Read :mount -o nolock /mnt/sdcard/Movie/ExternalHD
    – Behrooz
    Commented Apr 24, 2011 at 19:53
  • actually a lot of variations, but i think this one is the one that should work.
    – Behrooz
    Commented Apr 24, 2011 at 19:54
  • this seems like a legit question with almost 1k views. not v-c
    – ce4
    Commented Aug 21, 2012 at 22:12

2 Answers 2


I dabbled with an Android port of libnfs, but eventually got stuck. Maybe someone else will have more luck, or maybe I'll revisit the project sometime. A native Android port of libnfs seems like the best way to go as long as NFS isn't built into stock kernels.

  • You will NEED fuse for that.Won't work.+1 for caring to answer after years.
    – Behrooz
    Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 15:34
  • 1
    :) thanks. But actually libnfs doesn't need FUSE. It's just a C library that implements the NFS protocol. Check out some of the examples: github.com/sahlberg/libnfs/blob/master/examples/…
    – mgalgs
    Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 20:54
  • So it cannot be mounted but its cool enough to be accepted.
    – Behrooz
    Commented Feb 21, 2013 at 9:25

You need the kernel module to add support for NFS and/or CIFS. The "no such device" is a message you will get when the kernel module for the file system type does not exist.

One way to check if the module is loaded is to do a lsmod | grep nfs. if it doesn't return any matches, then you do not have an nfs module loaded.

There are kernel modules out there for the Tab, as I have had reports that my app (Mount Manager, License) works with this device, with the correct kernel module.

You will need to manually load the modules before you will be able to mount (Mount Manager takes care of this too)

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