Wrong File System Type Error when Mounting NFS on NI Linux Real-Time

Updated Jul 30, 2018

Reported In


  • CompactRIO Controller

Operating System

  • NI Linux Real-Time

Issue Details

I am trying to mount a Network File System (NFS) on my NI Linux Real-Time system with the following command:

mount -t nfs s8iddata:/export/8-id-e/ /mnt/8-id-e 

But I receive the following error: 
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on s8iddata:/export/8-id-e/, missing codepage or helper program, or other error (for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program) 

How can I resolve this?


You might be missing the NFS utilities. To install this, perform the following commands:

opkg update
opkg install nfs-utils
This will install any necessary NFS packages onto your Real-Time target.