Summary: Solaris 9 cdrom issues

From: Charles Funderburk <>
Date: Tue Jul 16 2002 - 11:32:05 EDT
Wanted to thank John Horn for the help. He  responded after I had posted the
original summary with just  a work around solution.Thanks again!

-Charles Funderburk

Original Problem:

Has anyone experienced any issues/troubles with the cdrom device after the
solaris 9 install? We have two machines (e220r and blade 100) that have the
same issues after upgrading/installing solaris 9. After the install and
reboot automount doesn't see the cdrom device and it seems that the cdrom
isn't recognized anymore by the operating system. I recall that there was
alias in solaris 8 /vol/dev/aliases/cdrom (not sure) that would point to
cdrom. Is this not the case for solaris 9?

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

-Charles Funderburk

Workaround I used :

 disable vold (sh /etc/init.d/volmgt stop)
 and then mount the cdrom manually (mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/dsk/c1t6d0s0

True Solution given by John:

Make sure you have not commented out the new solaris 9 service rpc.smserverd
in /etc/inetd.conf. I had this commented out and that was why vold didn't
work correctly; re-enabling it and it all now works fine.
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