auto.home in 14.04


I am have some trouble getting auto.home to work in ubuntu 14.04

My home directories are nfs exported.

In 12.04 I created an auto.home and added that to auto.master

However that does not work in 14.04.

I did have problems with nfs mounts also which I solved with

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However this does not solve my auto.home issue

Therefore any help on how to mount my home space would be sincerely

Thanking you.

Yours sincerely

Ian Taylor
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School of Physics & Astronomy,
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Fife KY16 9SS,

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Re: auto.home in 14.04

By Brandon Vincent at 09/05/2014 - 12:09

On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 6:27 AM, Ian A Taylor <> wrote:
Can you please post the contents of your auto.* files?

It also would be helpful to run automount(8) manually and watch the output.

sudo service autofs stop
sudo automount -f -v

Brandon Vincent

Re: auto.home in 14.04 SOLVED

By Ian A Taylor at 09/08/2014 - 11:47


This problem has been solved

Running the

automount -f -v

I realized that auto.master was missing the link to auto.home

I had created auto.master as auto.master-home and I forgot to copy that
to the original auto.master

My mistake, which I should have checked before posting but I wanted to
post before I left on friday afternoon.

I was in a hurry and I didn't check, apologies - my fault.

Many thanks for your help

On 05/09/14 17:09, Brandon Vincent wrote: