SUMMARY: Solaris 8 /etc/init.d/netbios not started

From: Terje J. Hanssen (
Date: Thu Jul 13 2000 - 20:44:14 CDT

My original question:
After upgrading from Sparc Solaris 7 to Solaris 8, I got the boot
messages below.
What does it mean and can it have impact on something else?
        "/etc/init.d/netbios not started".
        "Not supported OS".

Probably reason and solution:
Solaris 7 EAS 3.0 included the new Solaris PC Netlink 1.1 which is'n
longer! supported in Solaris 8. Uninstall of PC Netlink should help.

Thanks to you three who answered:
        Craig Russell <>
"netbios is an NT protocol used for file sharing. Are you using Samba
on this server."

        Tim Evans <>
"It would appear that you previously had something on your system that
netbios. Track that down and you'll have your explanation. As a wild
guess, you may have had, at some time in the past, a PC-type server
application running, netbios being a PC-type server thingie."
        Zulkarnain Dahalan - CSSG <>
"It seems to me your netbios ( so-called by your server as 3rd. party
software ) doest support Solaris 8 OS platform. Maybe by getting update
version would solve it."

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