>> Platform: Sun SS5, Solaris 2.5, external (Sun double speed CDROM).
>> vold stopped recognizing the CDROM (scsi-probe sees it). The
>> filemanager does not see the CDRom. I do not wish to reinstall the
>> system just because of that, so I'll appreciate your help with
>> solving the problem.
>> 1. Is it possible to reinstall the vold stuff without touching the
>> rest of the system? What files comprise the vold mechanism?
>> 2. How can I manually mount the CDRom (something a la % mount
>> /dev/sr0 /cdrom in the good old Sun OS ) ?
>> with thanks, ab
AB> I believe the answerbook has some discussion on the needed setup.
AB> If you cannot find it, let me know and I'll try to search my
When did vold stop recognizing your CD-ROM? Did something change (or
did vold just seem to "decide" to stop managing it (;-))?
You shouldn't ever need to reinstall the vold stuff. I can't imaging
anything that a reboot (at the most) wouldn't cure.
You may be able to track down what's happening by telling vold to
start in debug mode. To do this, edit /etc/init.d/volmgt to start
vold with the flags "-v -L 11". Then stop and restart vold:
# /etc/init.d/volmgt stop
... wait until /vol is empty, then ...
# /etc/init.d/volmgt start
... and wait until /vol is not empty
Then look in the log file, /var/adm/vold.log and on /dev/console when
vold is starting up.
Also, you didn't mention what version of Solaris you have (and that
does make a difference, since vold started auto-searching for CD-ROMs
starting in 2.4).
Email me if you have more questions.
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