I mounted the NFS share using:

$ sudo mount -t nfs /mnt/nfs 

For some reason it failed (ls doesn't show any content from the nfs server)

It then shows like:

$ sudo mount on /mnt/nfs type nfs (rw,vers=4,addr=,clientaddr=

However when I try to umount, it fails:

$ sudo umount /mnt/nfs 
umount.nfs: /mnt/nfs: not mounted

Rebooting didn't kill the entry, nor did removing the nfs directory from /mnt/nfs Same with umount -f

Trying to mount again with different options gives me duplicate entries, and trying to umount gives me a corresponding "not mounted" message for each duplicate.

Any suggestions on how to clear out these failed mounts?


  • Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS on Linux Subsystem for Windows 10
  • nfs-common version is 1.2.8-6ubuntu1.2
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    'df -h' shows you what filesystems that are mounted. – Soren A Dec 14 '16 at 9:00
  • You don't need super-user privileges to run mount without arguments. – David Foerster Apr 22 '17 at 21:30

Note: mounting network drives is not supported in Bash/WSL at present. If you would like to see this feature in future releases, please upvote here

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