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Newbie and Volume management - Sun Solaris

Hello. I installed Solaris 8x86 (the minimum installation - core), and now I am trying to mount my CDROM. Unfortunately I was not able to do it via the mount command, so I would appreciate any help. I am not sure about this, but it seems to me that Volume Management has to be installed for the mounting, right? Of course it wasn't by default so I got it via FTP, and installed SUNWvolr and SUNWvolu. But the daemon doesn't start, and it complains like this: Jun 24 16:56:41 srv /usr/sbin/vold[275]: [ID 205485 daemon.error] vol_init failed (can't communicate with kernel) ...

  1. #1

    Default Newbie and Volume management

    Hello. I installed Solaris 8x86 (the minimum installation - core),
    and now I am trying to mount my CDROM. Unfortunately I was not
    able to do it via the mount command, so I would appreciate any
    help.

    I am not sure about this, but it seems to me that Volume Management
    has to be installed for the mounting, right? Of course it wasn't by
    default so I got it via FTP, and installed SUNWvolr and SUNWvolu. But
    the daemon doesn't start, and it complains like this:

    Jun 24 16:56:41 srv /usr/sbin/vold[275]: [ID 205485 daemon.error] vol_init
    failed (can't communicate with kernel)

    Any help on the above issues would be greatly appreciated.
    Regards,
    Grigorios



    G G Papazoglou Guest

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    Default Re: Newbie and Volume management

    In article <bda7ag$ls8$1nic.grnet.gr>,
    "G G Papazoglou" <grpmed.uoc.gr> writes:
    > Hello. I installed Solaris 8x86 (the minimum installation - core),
    > and now I am trying to mount my CDROM. Unfortunately I was not
    > able to do it via the mount command, so I would appreciate any
    > help.
    What did you try?
    > I am not sure about this, but it seems to me that Volume Management
    > has to be installed for the mounting, right?
    Not at all. mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/....? /mnt
    should be sufficient.
    Whatever x86 calls the /dev for a CDROM - fill that in where the ....'s are.
    Im assuming a iso type file system here.

    Anyway I think you may be missing SUNWvolux and maybe SUNWvolg.
    Does a core install support X at all like in terms of CDE??
    Never done a core install : >
    > Of course it wasn't by
    > default so I got it via FTP, and installed SUNWvolr and SUNWvolu. But
    > the daemon doesn't start, and it complains like this:
    >
    > Jun 24 16:56:41 srv /usr/sbin/vold[275]: [ID 205485 daemon.error] vol_init
    > failed (can't communicate with kernel)
    >
    > Any help on the above issues would be greatly appreciated.
    This may only be an issue IF you insist upon having the vold
    "features". mount should just work if evoked correctly.
    Guest

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    Default Re: Newbie and Volume management

    In article <bdbn9d$opu$1nic.grnet.gr>,
    "G G Papazoglou" <grpmed.uoc.gr> writes:
    >
    >> What did you try?
    >>
    >> > I am not sure about this, but it seems to me that Volume Management
    >> > has to be installed for the mounting, right?
    >>
    >> Not at all. mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/....? /mnt
    >> should be sufficient.
    >> Whatever x86 calls the /dev for a CDROM - fill that in where the ....'s
    > are.
    >> Im assuming a iso type file system here.
    > I did try that. It complains about the filesystem:
    > hsfs mount: /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s2 is not an hsfs file system.
    Again I dont have x86 Solaris but s2 on SCSI is the WHOLE disk
    (not a filesystem of any kind) - Try s0
    I do have an old x86 install disk.
    vold on Solaris 9 mounts it:
    /cdrom/sol_8_ia_icd on /vol/dev/dsk/c0t6d0/sol_8_ia_icd read only/nosuid/maplcase/noglobal/rr/traildot/dev=16c0001

    mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s0 /mnt
    works for me on a non vold enabled box...

    Thing is - its only about 120 blocks in size : >
    The rest of the disk seems to be a bootable PC CD
    or just data that the boot floppy knows how to read??
    > The disk inserted is Solaris' 8x86 Installation disk.
    >> Anyway I think you may be missing SUNWvolux and maybe SUNWvolg.
    >> Does a core install support X at all like in terms of CDE??
    >> Never done a core install : >
    >>
    > No it seems to me that core install is text-based. Anyway, in my
    > SPARC computer the CD is automatically mounted when inserted,
    > in /cdrom (this directory does not exist in the x86 installation). However,
    > I notice that AutoFS seems to be installed.
    You can mount it wherever you like with "mount"..
    > Is auto-mounting a vold feature?
    You could say that. On Solaris 8 its started in /etc/rc2.d as S92volmgt
    at least on a SPARC

    So I dont know how much this helps but it seems that mounting
    the installation CD isnt the best place to start : >
    Guest

  4. #4

    Default Re: Newbie and Volume management

    On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 08:42:19 UTC, "G G Papazoglou" <grpmed.uoc.gr>
    wrote:
    > I did try that. It complains about the filesystem:
    >
    > hsfs mount: /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s2 is not an hsfs file system.
    >
    > The disk inserted is Solaris' 8x86 Installation disk.
    use

    mount -o ro -F hsfs /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0

    and/or

    mount -o ro -F ufs /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s1

    for the installation cdrom.

    For "normal" cdroms (only one iso filesystem) use

    mount -o ro -F hsfs /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0


    regards

    Bernd

    Bernd.Schemmer@epost.de Guest

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