revised SUMMARY: vold on solaris 9

From: Christopher L. Barnard <>
Date: Tue Jul 01 2003 - 08:46:22 EDT
I opened up a ticket with Sun, and I wanted to present the solution to
this forum.  My problem was that vold did not start

17 mediaprod!/etc >> Wed Jun 18 15:13:03 2003 fatal: mounting of "/vol" failed
Jun 18 15:13:03 mediaprod /usr/sbin/vold[219]: mounting of "/vol" failed

in spite of the fact that the all of the vold packages were installed

system      SUNWvolg       Volume Management Graphical User Interface
system      SUNWvolr       Volume Management, (Root)
system      SUNWvolu       Volume Management, (Usr)
system      SUNWvolux      Volume Management (Usr) (64-bit)

and the necessary line was in /etc/inetd.conf

# smserverd to support removable media devices
100155/1        tli     rpc/ticotsord   wait    root /usr/lib/smedia/rpc.smse

As it turns out, there is a further dependency: The three nfs client
packages (SUNWnfscu, nfscr, and nfscx).  Make sure these are installed
or vold will not work.

| Christopher L. Barnard         O     When I was a boy I was told that |
|         / \    anybody could become president.  |
| (312) 347-4901               O---O   Now I'm beginning to believe it. |
|                --Clarence Darrow |
+----------PGP public key available via finger or PGP keyserver---------+
sunmanagers mailing list
Received on Tue Jul 1 08:46:16 2003

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Thu Mar 03 2016 - 06:43:15 EST