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In the above link it is shown that I need to do

sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server nfs-common portmap

However a software called portmap doesnot exist in ubuntu 12.04

How exactly do I configure NFS in ubuntu 12.04?

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I recently used this on both 12.04 and 12.10 – 23 93 26 35 19 57 3 89 Jul 21 '12 at 13:10
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That article is over 6 years old and shouldn't be followed. You can set up NFS sharing by following the documentation here:

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did it using Ubuntu 12.04 documentation. Thanks for the help. NFS is really the fastest way to transfer data. – Chirag Jul 22 '12 at 12:04

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