SUMMARY: Solaris 9 vold problems

From: Adam Kirby <>
Date: Thu Oct 17 2002 - 11:10:52 EDT
Many thanks to John Horne, Galen Johnson and Julie Firmin.
Apparently this has come up before on the list but I didn't see it in the

The following service must remain enabled:

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

I have always commented out everything I didn't like the look of in
/etc/inetd.conf. That'll teach me :)

Cheers, Adam

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Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 15:33:02 +0100 (BST)
From: Adam Kirby <>
Subject: Solaris 9 vold problems


I can't seem to be able to get vold to work at all on Solaris 9 and was
hoping that someone may be able to point me in the right direction.
This is affecting all my Solaris 9 machines (installed via
jumpstart) so something I've done must be trampling on vold.
All the machines are fully patched.

I can mount cd's manually.
volcheck sees media in the drive
rmmount -D reports :
rmmount(3800): VOLUME_ACTION was null!!

and there are no errors logged in vold.conf when a cd is inserted (running
vold -t -v -L 99 -d /media). It loads the necessary libraries and is
pointing at the correct device - it just doesn't mount.

vold.conf and rmmount.conf are unmodified from install.
truss on vold doesn't show anything out of the ordinary.

Anyone ?

Cheers, Adam
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