SUMMARY: HELP! mount pts exceeded!

From: erin o'neill (
Date: Wed Sep 25 1996 - 15:19:40 CDT

Thanks to the following:
David Moline <>
Daniel J Blander - Sr. Systems Engineer for ACS <Daniel.Blander@ACSacs.Com>
Casper Dik <casper@holland.Sun.COM>
Cyril GODON <>
Ron Loftin <>
Sean Ward <>
Glenn Satchell - Uniq Professional Services <>

All of you mentioned that I had the wrong order in my vfstab. (I know some
days I wonder why I get outta bed!! :) ). So with that said I cleaned up the
mount order so that /var/spool/news mounted first. Then I mounted the
/var/spool/news partition & made the directories of the other partitions & then
I did a mountall. It said I exceeded the mount points.

So I re-partioned the disk with a couple of fewer partitions (2 fewer). I then
cleaned up my vfstab file. I mounted /var/spool/news by hand re-made the mnt
pts for the other partitions & did a mountall & everything mounted!!!

Here's how I partitioned for the news (which I'm not sure will work for our
site -- If I change the partitioning I'll re-summarize)

        3.7 GB /var/spool/news
        2.5 GB /var/spool/news/alt
        1.1 GB /var/spool/news/rec
        1.1 GB /var/spool/news/misc
        1 GB /var/spool/news/overview

We won't be getting alt.binaries nor groups. We may drop the talk &
soc groups if the news partition can't handle it...

YES one can -- without any other additional software partition a partition
bigger than 2 GB on solaris 2.5!!!! (I had previously received posts that I
couldn't do this without OnLine DiskSuite).

Thanks again for the quick replies!!!

New vfstab file:

#device device mount FS fsck mount mount
#to mount to fsck point type pass at boot options
/dev/dsk/c0t3d0s1 - - swap - no -
/dev/dsk/c0t1d0s1 - - swap - no -
/dev/dsk/c0t2d0s1 - - swap - no -
/dev/dsk/c0t3d0s0 /dev/rdsk/c0t3d0s0 / ufs 1 no
/dev/dsk/c0t1d0s6 /dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s6 /c0t1d0s6 ufs 1 yes
/proc - /proc proc - no -
fd - /dev/fd fd - no -
/dev/dsk/c0t2d0s4 /dev/rdsk/c0t2d0s4 /var ufs 1 no
/dev/dsk/c0t2d0s0 /dev/rdsk/c0t2d0s0 /usr/local ufs 1
      yes -
/dev/dsk/c0t2d0s7 /dev/rdsk/c0t2d0s7 /home ufs 1
      yes -
/dev/dsk/c0t2d0s6 /dev/rdsk/c0t2d0s6 /mud ufs 1
      yes -
/dev/dsk/c0t4d0s0 /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0s0 /var/spool/news ufs 1
      yes -
/dev/dsk/c0t2d0s5 /dev/rdsk/c0t2d0s5 /var/spool/news/overview ufs 1
      yes -
/dev/dsk/c0t4d0s4 /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0s4 /var/spool/news/alt ufs 1
      yes -
/dev/dsk/c0t4d0s5 /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0s5 /var/spool/news/rec ufs 1
      yes -
/dev/dsk/c0t4d0s6 /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0s6 /var/spool/news/misc ufs 1
      yes -

I asked:
On Sep 19, 2:58pm, erin o'neill wrote:
> Subject: HELP! mount pts exceeded!
> I SWEAR I've read the archives (I searched on mount, limit, exceeded), I've
> read my System Admin Guide (re-read the file system stuff) AND I still can't
> find anything about this problem!!!
> I'm trying to setup a Sparc 20 running 2.5 w/out NIS or NFS (but using DNS)
> a News Server.
 So I partitioned the drive, found some
> extra space on a couple of other drives that were installed on the system &
> my math & partitioned my drives. I made the changes to my /etc/vfstab file.
> and rebooted. But now I have this problem, when I reboot I get the
> error:
> the allowable number of mount points has been exceeded
> and 3 partitions aren't mounted. I got rid of one of the swaps & now I have
> partitions not mounting!!! Surely there is some kernel change I can make to
> have all these partitions mounted??
> HELP!!
> Below is my /etc/vfstab file:
It was BIG & a mess!!

thanks again!!

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