Automount: problem with diskless clients

Automount: problem with diskless clients

Post by Thomas Mechlins » Fri, 07 Jan 1994 18:07:39

Hi there,
yesterday, I configured /usr/etc/automount on a 400t cluster server.
I have got it working on the server itself, but there is a problem
belonging to a diskless client (a 340) attached to this server.

On the client, when I try to change in a directory which is mounted
by the automounter, e. g. /usr/local, there appears this message:

Quote:> bash: local: Not a directory

The man page for automount says nothing about this problem. Can
anybody help me in this case?


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I have recently done a clean install on an HP 743i with HPUX 10.20.   I have
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I've taken this diskless system to a different net and succeeded in
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