[unclug] Mounting Novell filesystem on Linux

Loren Watterson loren_watterson at unc.edu
Thu Jan 29 21:23:26 EST 2004

Jeff - I would suggest the Novel client software at


I've been running version 0.82 for some months without any
problems at all under RedHat 7.3.  It has a nice Novell-like
gui interface that is easy for users to understand if they
are already familiar with Windoze clients.  The client mounts
each Netware volume as a subdirectory under the tree/server
directory that is created at setup.  As an example, I'm browsing
the CPCTREE and looking at server POP386 with volumes below that
so it's just a simple

ls -l /CPCTREE/POP386

to see the volumes.  Overall the tool has served me very well on
our linux desktops.

J. Loren Watterson
Unix Systems
Carolina Population Center
UNC-Chapel Hill
loren_watterson (at) unc.edu

On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Jeff Howard wrote:

> Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 15:14:47 -0500
> From: Jeff Howard <jeffh at email.unc.edu>
> To: unclug at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [unclug] Mounting Novell filesystem on Linux
> Hi,
> I have a Novell 5.1 file server and I want to mount
> its partitions on a Red Hat 9.0 system.  Has anyone done
> this? I looked at the ncpmount command but it relies on the
> Novell server using IPX which ours doesn't.  Any thoughts?
> Thanks!

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