Subject: Re: /var/db/moundtab?
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Chris Craft <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/29/1999 11:47:13
k... I already had nfs_server turned on, but I forgot rarpd! Now things
are churning away very happily, except that I can't figure out how to
get swap to mount.  Also, it seems that things run very slowly on
boot... maybe I shouldn't run bootpd from inetd?  Anyhow, back to the
swap dilemma. My fstab points at the swap file on the server (I've tried
many phrasings of the incantation), but still claims not to find the
file when it wants to turn swap on.  Any hints on swapping over nfs? (Or
should I bite the bullet, and go to 1.4.1? (That is, assuming that 1.4.1
fixes the nfs/swap flakiness!))

Thanks again,

David Brownlee wrote:
>         Do you have nfs_server configured on in rc.conf.
>         The code in rc that cleans out /var/db/mountdtab is conditional
>         on that...
>                 David/absolute
>   -=-  "Old Red he died, and every single landlord in the district cried"  -=-
> On Mon, 26 Jul 1999, Chris Craft wrote:
> > I've finally built my "ChannelProcessor" into the cabinet of a uVII
> > (the 4'x3'x4' rack with wheels), and I keep getting an error that
> > /var/db/mountdtab cannot be opened.  I looked and the file wasn't there,
> > so I 'touch'ed it and made sure is was rwx by anyone (just in case).
> > That didn't work either.  I've made sure that mountd, bootpd and mopd
> > are configured in rc.conf (what a concept! I'm used to RedHat) on the
> > server (486dx2/80, NetBSD 1.4).  Mopd goes, looks like bootpd goes, too,
> > but everything stops at: root: server: path:/usr/vax/uv2b.  Any
> > obvious hints?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Chris
> >
> >