SUMMARY: /home drive not writeable

From: Shannon Wimberly <>
Date: Mon Mar 18 2002 - 10:37:08 EST
Thanks for all your responses.  Luckily this was a very easy problem to fix.
A bit embarrassedly, I was stumped by a simple Solaris default

Here's the most entertaining of several identical solutions was provided by
Matthew Boeckman:

is /home being automounted by *the evil* automount daemon? check
/etc/auto_home and /etc/auto_master, unless you _want_ /home to be an nfs
mount you need to comment out these files, then restart the automount
daemon, with
/etc/init.d/autofs stop
/etc/init.d/autofs start

I have to do this on every sol7 box i own at install time. Sun just
assumes you want /home to be mounted remotely... ?!?!?

Thanks all,

-----Original Message-----


I rebooted my Sendmail server (Solaris 7, current on patches up to Mar 1,
2002)  last week and when it came back up, my /home directory was totally
empty.  I also could not write to the directory even as root. An ls -l comes
back like this.

dr-xr-xr-x   1 root     root           1 Mar 17 12:59 home

There are no errors showing up in the syslog or in var/admin/messages.
When I run an fsck manually it comes back clean.  There's not even a core
file on the system.

I'm stumped.  Any suggestions/ideas?



Shannon Wimberly
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Received on Mon Mar 18 09:37:48 2002

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