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NSS volumes don't mount

Have problems with my NSS volumes.
All our files reside on NSS volumes, but they refuse to mount on startup
Get the following error when mounting manually

The following volume(s) where not mounted
XX: failure reason = 152
No volumes mounted

System:
SLES 10 sp1
OES 2

Something broke my NSS pools/volumes and they cannot be accessed

Cannot start iManager (doesn't find page - think Apache isn't running)
Cannot start NORM
Cannot start NSSMU (error: not enought rights or cannot find admin volume)

Where to go from here ?
Really newbe in Linux - just switched to Linux from Netware 3 weeks ago

how so start troubleshooting??


DB
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: NSS volumes don't mount

Update:
in /media/nss folder there are no folders
should there be or have they vanished due to something
I have two NSS volumes should they be visible in the folder
or are they hidden if they cannot be mounted?

DB




Dominicus B wrote:
> Have problems with my NSS volumes.
> All our files reside on NSS volumes, but they refuse to mount on startup
> Get the following error when mounting manually
>
> The following volume(s) where not mounted
> XX: failure reason = 152
> No volumes mounted
>
> System:



> SLES 10 sp1
> OES 2
>
> Something broke my NSS pools/volumes and they cannot be accessed
>
> Cannot start iManager (doesn't find page - think Apache isn't running)
> Cannot start NORM
> Cannot start NSSMU (error: not enought rights or cannot find admin volume)
>
> Where to go from here ?
> Really newbe in Linux - just switched to Linux from Netware 3 weeks ago
>
> how so start troubleshooting??
>
>
> DB

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Re: NSS volumes don't mount

Update: namcd status "dead"

tried:
rcnamcd stop
namconfig -k
rcnamcd start

takes a while to initialize but doesn't start

DB



Dominicus B wrote:
> Update:
> in /media/nss folder there are no folders
> should there be or have they vanished due to something
> I have two NSS volumes should they be visible in the folder
> or are they hidden if they cannot be mounted?
>
> DB
>
>
>
>
> Dominicus B wrote:
>> Have problems with my NSS volumes.
>> All our files reside on NSS volumes, but they refuse to mount on startup
>> Get the following error when mounting manually
>>
>> The following volume(s) where not mounted
>> XX: failure reason = 152
>> No volumes mounted
>>
>> System:

>
>
>> SLES 10 sp1
>> OES 2
>>
>> Something broke my NSS pools/volumes and they cannot be accessed
>>
>> Cannot start iManager (doesn't find page - think Apache isn't running)
>> Cannot start NORM
>> Cannot start NSSMU (error: not enought rights or cannot find admin
>> volume)
>>
>> Where to go from here ?
>> Really newbe in Linux - just switched to Linux from Netware 3 weeks ago
>>
>> how so start troubleshooting??
>>
>>
>> DB

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Brunold Rainer Absent Member.
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Re: NSS volumes don't mount

Dominicus,

sounds there is more broken then just nss. Or maybe better said maybe the nss problems are related to some other problems. Maybe there is just a simple reason for that all.

I would check /var/log/boot.msg for log messages that were written during system startup and see if some of them failed.

Another good point would be to check if edirectory is running because a lot of other servers (nss as well) rely on this. Run "ndsstat" or "ndsrepair -E" for that.

Is this a physical or a virtual server ?

Rainer
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dominicus Absent Member.
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Re: NSS volumes don't mount

This is a physical server
ndsstat gives:
one:~ # ndsstat

[1] Instance at /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/nds.conf: one.O=dba.DBA_TREE
Tree Name: DBA_TREE
Server Name: .CN=one.O=xxx.T=xxx_TREE.
Binary Version: 20216.61
Root Most Entry Depth: 0
Product Version: eDirectory for Linux v8.8 SP2 [DS]

one:~ #

no errors on ndsrepair -E

how do I look at var/log/boot.msg for errors?

DB


brunold;1600517 wrote:
Dominicus,

sounds there is more broken then just nss. Or maybe better said maybe the nss problems are related to some other problems. Maybe there is just a simple reason for that all.

I would check /var/log/boot.msg for log messages that were written during system startup and see if some of them failed.

Another good point would be to check if edirectory is running because a lot of other servers (nss as well) rely on this. Run "ndsstat" or "ndsrepair -E" for that.

Is this a physical or a virtual server ?

Rainer

DominicusB, architect/magician, Southern Finland Former Netware now SLES 11sp1/GW2012 + OES2sp1 just for ifolder + SLES11/mobile datasync. All virtualized on our macmini with VMware Fusion 4 - works great!
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Re: NSS volumes don't mount

Dominicus B wrote:
> Have problems with my NSS volumes.
> All our files reside on NSS volumes, but they refuse to mount on startup
> Get the following error when mounting manually
>
> The following volume(s) where not mounted
> XX: failure reason = 152
> No volumes mounted
>
> System:
> SLES 10 sp1
> OES 2
>
> Something broke my NSS pools/volumes and they cannot be accessed
>
> Cannot start iManager (doesn't find page - think Apache isn't running)
> Cannot start NORM
> Cannot start NSSMU (error: not enought rights or cannot find admin volume)
>
> Where to go from here ?
> Really newbe in Linux - just switched to Linux from Netware 3 weeks ago
>
> how so start troubleshooting??
>
>
> DB


Did you just do an update?

Sometimes my NSS does not come back till the second re-boot.

Also -- I presume this is OES2 and I hope you did not install the SLES10
SP2 -- it does not work with OES2.

I presume you have checked the boot log etc to find the point of the
first error or problem...


--
Will R
PMC Consulting
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: NSS volumes don't mount

Intentionally I haven't installed sp2 as I haven't yet made a good
backup. Sounds I'm in luck on this part 🙂

But how can I verify this?

I have rebooted 2 times since the last update.

I will try a third time if you think it might do any good.

I'm at home with remote access right now and my VNC connection doesn't
show rebooting option on the screen for some reason, so won't be able to
check this untill later.

DB

WillR wrote:
> Dominicus B wrote:
>> Have problems with my NSS volumes.
>> All our files reside on NSS volumes, but they refuse to mount on startup
>> Get the following error when mounting manually
>>
>> The following volume(s) where not mounted
>> XX: failure reason = 152
>> No volumes mounted
>>
>> System:
>> SLES 10 sp1
>> OES 2
>>
>> Something broke my NSS pools/volumes and they cannot be accessed
>>
>> Cannot start iManager (doesn't find page - think Apache isn't running)
>> Cannot start NORM
>> Cannot start NSSMU (error: not enought rights or cannot find admin
>> volume)
>>
>> Where to go from here ?
>> Really newbe in Linux - just switched to Linux from Netware 3 weeks ago
>>
>> how so start troubleshooting??
>>
>>
>> DB

>
> Did you just do an update?
>
> Sometimes my NSS does not come back till the second re-boot.
>
> Also -- I presume this is OES2 and I hope you did not install the SLES10
> SP2 -- it does not work with OES2.
>
> I presume you have checked the boot log etc to find the point of the
> first error or problem...
>
>

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: NSS volumes don't mount

Wich log should I check for errors?
Where can I find this log as there are a lot of logs in var/logs .....

DB

WillR wrote:
> Dominicus B wrote:
>> Have problems with my NSS volumes.
>> All our files reside on NSS volumes, but they refuse to mount on startup
>> Get the following error when mounting manually
>>
>> The following volume(s) where not mounted
>> XX: failure reason = 152
>> No volumes mounted
>>
>> System:
>> SLES 10 sp1
>> OES 2
>>
>> Something broke my NSS pools/volumes and they cannot be accessed
>>
>> Cannot start iManager (doesn't find page - think Apache isn't running)
>> Cannot start NORM
>> Cannot start NSSMU (error: not enought rights or cannot find admin
>> volume)
>>
>> Where to go from here ?
>> Really newbe in Linux - just switched to Linux from Netware 3 weeks ago
>>
>> how so start troubleshooting??
>>
>>
>> DB

>
> Did you just do an update?
>
> Sometimes my NSS does not come back till the second re-boot.
>
> Also -- I presume this is OES2 and I hope you did not install the SLES10
> SP2 -- it does not work with OES2.
>
> I presume you have checked the boot log etc to find the point of the
> first error or problem...
>
>

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Re: NSS volumes don't mount

Dominicus B wrote:
> Intentionally I haven't installed sp2 as I haven't yet made a good
> backup. Sounds I'm in luck on this part 🙂
>
> But how can I verify this?
>
> I have rebooted 2 times since the last update.
>
> I will try a third time if you think it might do any good.
>
> I'm at home with remote access right now and my VNC connection doesn't
> show rebooting option on the screen for some reason, so won't be able to
> check this untill later.
>
> DB
>
> WillR wrote:
>> Dominicus B wrote:
>>> Have problems with my NSS volumes.
>>> All our files reside on NSS volumes, but they refuse to mount on startup
>>> Get the following error when mounting manually
>>>
>>> The following volume(s) where not mounted
>>> XX: failure reason = 152
>>> No volumes mounted
>>>
>>> System:
>>> SLES 10 sp1
>>> OES 2
>>>
>>> Something broke my NSS pools/volumes and they cannot be accessed
>>>
>>> Cannot start iManager (doesn't find page - think Apache isn't running)
>>> Cannot start NORM
>>> Cannot start NSSMU (error: not enought rights or cannot find admin
>>> volume)
>>>
>>> Where to go from here ?
>>> Really newbe in Linux - just switched to Linux from Netware 3 weeks ago
>>>
>>> how so start troubleshooting??
>>>
>>>
>>> DB

>>
>> Did you just do an update?
>>
>> Sometimes my NSS does not come back till the second re-boot.
>>
>> Also -- I presume this is OES2 and I hope you did not install the
>> SLES10 SP2 -- it does not work with OES2.
>>
>> I presume you have checked the boot log etc to find the point of the
>> first error or problem...
>>
>>



/var/log

boot.msg might be interesting (or not...)

dig around a little. Most of the names are self explanatory -- osrt of.

--
Will R
PMC Consulting
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Re: NSS volumes don't mount

Thanks Will,

boot.msg doesn't open by double-clicking
says "cannot be opened"

Loocked at most of the logs and it seems to me that namcd is the bad guy
here. starting edir and namcd fails at namcd.
edir seems to be running OK

Any thing from here?

DB

WillR wrote:
> Dominicus B wrote:
>> Intentionally I haven't installed sp2 as I haven't yet made a good
>> backup. Sounds I'm in luck on this part 🙂
>>
>> But how can I verify this?
>>
>> I have rebooted 2 times since the last update.
>>
>> I will try a third time if you think it might do any good.
>>
>> I'm at home with remote access right now and my VNC connection doesn't
>> show rebooting option on the screen for some reason, so won't be able
>> to check this untill later.
>>
>> DB
>>
>> WillR wrote:
>>> Dominicus B wrote:
>>>> Have problems with my NSS volumes.
>>>> All our files reside on NSS volumes, but they refuse to mount on
>>>> startup
>>>> Get the following error when mounting manually
>>>>
>>>> The following volume(s) where not mounted
>>>> XX: failure reason = 152
>>>> No volumes mounted
>>>>
>>>> System:
>>>> SLES 10 sp1
>>>> OES 2
>>>>
>>>> Something broke my NSS pools/volumes and they cannot be accessed
>>>>
>>>> Cannot start iManager (doesn't find page - think Apache isn't running)
>>>> Cannot start NORM
>>>> Cannot start NSSMU (error: not enought rights or cannot find admin
>>>> volume)
>>>>
>>>> Where to go from here ?
>>>> Really newbe in Linux - just switched to Linux from Netware 3 weeks ago
>>>>
>>>> how so start troubleshooting??
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> DB
>>>
>>> Did you just do an update?
>>>
>>> Sometimes my NSS does not come back till the second re-boot.
>>>
>>> Also -- I presume this is OES2 and I hope you did not install the
>>> SLES10 SP2 -- it does not work with OES2.
>>>
>>> I presume you have checked the boot log etc to find the point of the
>>> first error or problem...
>>>
>>>

>
>
> /var/log
>
> boot.msg might be interesting (or not...)
>
> dig around a little. Most of the names are self explanatory -- osrt of.
>

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Re: NSS volumes don't mount

When running rcnamcd start i get

waiting for LDAP server to be ready....

waiting for namcd initialization to complete.........
.........
...........

(nothing)

rcnamcd status gives:

checking for LUM NAMCD deamon "dead"


DB

Dominicus B wrote:
> Thanks Will,
>
> boot.msg doesn't open by double-clicking
> says "cannot be opened"
>
> Loocked at most of the logs and it seems to me that namcd is the bad guy
> here. starting edir and namcd fails at namcd.
> edir seems to be running OK
>
> Any thing from here?
>
> DB
>
> WillR wrote:
>> Dominicus B wrote:
>>> Intentionally I haven't installed sp2 as I haven't yet made a good
>>> backup. Sounds I'm in luck on this part 🙂
>>>
>>> But how can I verify this?
>>>
>>> I have rebooted 2 times since the last update.
>>>
>>> I will try a third time if you think it might do any good.
>>>
>>> I'm at home with remote access right now and my VNC connection
>>> doesn't show rebooting option on the screen for some reason, so won't
>>> be able to check this untill later.
>>>
>>> DB
>>>
>>> WillR wrote:
>>>> Dominicus B wrote:
>>>>> Have problems with my NSS volumes.
>>>>> All our files reside on NSS volumes, but they refuse to mount on
>>>>> startup
>>>>> Get the following error when mounting manually
>>>>>
>>>>> The following volume(s) where not mounted
>>>>> XX: failure reason = 152
>>>>> No volumes mounted
>>>>>
>>>>> System:
>>>>> SLES 10 sp1
>>>>> OES 2
>>>>>
>>>>> Something broke my NSS pools/volumes and they cannot be accessed
>>>>>
>>>>> Cannot start iManager (doesn't find page - think Apache isn't running)
>>>>> Cannot start NORM
>>>>> Cannot start NSSMU (error: not enought rights or cannot find admin
>>>>> volume)
>>>>>
>>>>> Where to go from here ?
>>>>> Really newbe in Linux - just switched to Linux from Netware 3 weeks
>>>>> ago
>>>>>
>>>>> how so start troubleshooting??
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> DB
>>>>
>>>> Did you just do an update?
>>>>
>>>> Sometimes my NSS does not come back till the second re-boot.
>>>>
>>>> Also -- I presume this is OES2 and I hope you did not install the
>>>> SLES10 SP2 -- it does not work with OES2.
>>>>
>>>> I presume you have checked the boot log etc to find the point of the
>>>> first error or problem...
>>>>
>>>>

>>
>>
>> /var/log
>>
>> boot.msg might be interesting (or not...)
>>
>> dig around a little. Most of the names are self explanatory -- osrt of.
>>

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Re: NSS volumes don't mount

What's the difference between named and namcd ?
if ps -A i find named running a process

DB

Dominicus B wrote:
> When running rcnamcd start i get
>
> waiting for LDAP server to be ready....
>
> waiting for namcd initialization to complete.........
> ........
> ..........
>
> (nothing)
>
> rcnamcd status gives:
>
> checking for LUM NAMCD deamon "dead"
>
>
> DB
>
> Dominicus B wrote:
>> Thanks Will,
>>
>> boot.msg doesn't open by double-clicking
>> says "cannot be opened"
>>
>> Loocked at most of the logs and it seems to me that namcd is the bad
>> guy here. starting edir and namcd fails at namcd.
>> edir seems to be running OK
>>
>> Any thing from here?
>>
>> DB
>>
>> WillR wrote:
>>> Dominicus B wrote:
>>>> Intentionally I haven't installed sp2 as I haven't yet made a good
>>>> backup. Sounds I'm in luck on this part 🙂
>>>>
>>>> But how can I verify this?
>>>>
>>>> I have rebooted 2 times since the last update.
>>>>
>>>> I will try a third time if you think it might do any good.
>>>>
>>>> I'm at home with remote access right now and my VNC connection
>>>> doesn't show rebooting option on the screen for some reason, so
>>>> won't be able to check this untill later.
>>>>
>>>> DB
>>>>
>>>> WillR wrote:
>>>>> Dominicus B wrote:
>>>>>> Have problems with my NSS volumes.
>>>>>> All our files reside on NSS volumes, but they refuse to mount on
>>>>>> startup
>>>>>> Get the following error when mounting manually
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The following volume(s) where not mounted
>>>>>> XX: failure reason = 152
>>>>>> No volumes mounted
>>>>>>
>>>>>> System:
>>>>>> SLES 10 sp1
>>>>>> OES 2
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Something broke my NSS pools/volumes and they cannot be accessed
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Cannot start iManager (doesn't find page - think Apache isn't
>>>>>> running)
>>>>>> Cannot start NORM
>>>>>> Cannot start NSSMU (error: not enought rights or cannot find admin
>>>>>> volume)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Where to go from here ?
>>>>>> Really newbe in Linux - just switched to Linux from Netware 3
>>>>>> weeks ago
>>>>>>
>>>>>> how so start troubleshooting??
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> DB
>>>>>
>>>>> Did you just do an update?
>>>>>
>>>>> Sometimes my NSS does not come back till the second re-boot.
>>>>>
>>>>> Also -- I presume this is OES2 and I hope you did not install the
>>>>> SLES10 SP2 -- it does not work with OES2.
>>>>>
>>>>> I presume you have checked the boot log etc to find the point of
>>>>> the first error or problem...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> /var/log
>>>
>>> boot.msg might be interesting (or not...)
>>>
>>> dig around a little. Most of the names are self explanatory -- osrt of.
>>>

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Re: NSS volumes don't mount

A snip of the boot.msg log
---------
done
Starting novell-xregd...start_daemon: No such user or user id: novlxregd
failed
Starting novell-xsrvd...start_daemon: No such user or user id: novlxsrvd
failed
Starting Novell iPrint Manager:done
Starting Novell iPrint DriverStore:done
Starting Novell Storage Services (NSS)
..dead
nss: ERROR: required LUM(namcd) is not running. Exiting.
.......... ABORTING /etc/init.d/novell-nss ..........
<notice>startproc: execve (/opt/novell/sms/bin/smdrd) [ /opt/novell/sms/bin/smdrd ], [ CONSOLE=/dev/console ROOTFS_FSTYPE=ext3 TERM=linux SHELL=/bin/sh ROOTFS_FSCK=0 LC_ALL=POSIX INIT_VERSION=sysvinit-2.86 REDIRECT=/dev/tty1 UDEVD_MAX_CHILDS_RUNNING=16 UDEVD_MAX_CHILDS=64 COLUMNS=123 PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin vga=0x317 RUNLEVEL=5 PWD=/ SPLASHCFG=/etc/bootsplash/themes/SuSE-SLES/config/bootsplash-1024x768.cfg PREVLEVEL=N LINES=44 SHLVL=2 HOME=/ splash=silent SPLASH=yes ROOTFS_BLKDEV=/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 _=/sbin/startproc DAEMON=/opt/novell/sms/bin/smdrd ]
Starting smdrd daemondone
Starting Tomcat (/var/opt/novell/tomcat5/)chown: `wwwrun:www': invalid user
chown: `wwwrun:www': invalid user
failed
Starting httpd2 (prefork) [Sun Jul 13 08:04:20 2008] [warn] module rewrite_module is already loaded, skipping
[Sun Jul 13 08:04:20 2008] [warn] module rewrite_module is already loaded, skipping
httpd2-prefork: bad user name wwwrun

The command line was:
/usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork -f /etc/apache2/httpd.conf -DSSL

failedMaster Resource Control: runlevel 5 has been reached
Failed services in runlevel 5: vmware apache2 novell-nss novell-tomcat5 novell-xregd novell-xsrvd
Skipped services in runlevel 5: irq_balancer nfs smbfs suseRegister
<notice>killproc: kill(2614,3)

---------------


DB[

QUOTE=Dominicus B;1600539]What's the difference between named and namcd ?
if ps -A i find named running a process

DB

Dominicus B wrote:
> When running rcnamcd start i get
>
> waiting for LDAP server to be ready....
>
> waiting for namcd initialization to complete.........
> ........
> ..........
>
> (nothing)
>
> rcnamcd status gives:
>
> checking for LUM NAMCD deamon "dead"
>
>
> DB
>
> Dominicus B wrote:
>> Thanks Will,
>>
>> boot.msg doesn't open by double-clicking
>> says "cannot be opened"
>>
>> Loocked at most of the logs and it seems to me that namcd is the bad
>> guy here. starting edir and namcd fails at namcd.
>> edir seems to be running OK
>>
>> Any thing from here?
>>
>> DB
>>
>> WillR wrote:
>>> Dominicus B wrote:
>>>> Intentionally I haven't installed sp2 as I haven't yet made a good
>>>> backup. Sounds I'm in luck on this part 🙂
>>>>
>>>> But how can I verify this?
>>>>
>>>> I have rebooted 2 times since the last update.
>>>>
>>>> I will try a third time if you think it might do any good.
>>>>
>>>> I'm at home with remote access right now and my VNC connection
>>>> doesn't show rebooting option on the screen for some reason, so
>>>> won't be able to check this untill later.
>>>>
>>>> DB
>>>>
>>>> WillR wrote:
>>>>> Dominicus B wrote:
>>>>>> Have problems with my NSS volumes.
>>>>>> All our files reside on NSS volumes, but they refuse to mount on
>>>>>> startup
>>>>>> Get the following error when mounting manually
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The following volume(s) where not mounted
>>>>>> XX: failure reason = 152
>>>>>> No volumes mounted
>>>>>>
>>>>>> System:
>>>>>> SLES 10 sp1
>>>>>> OES 2
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Something broke my NSS pools/volumes and they cannot be accessed
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Cannot start iManager (doesn't find page - think Apache isn't
>>>>>> running)
>>>>>> Cannot start NORM
>>>>>> Cannot start NSSMU (error: not enought rights or cannot find admin
>>>>>> volume)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Where to go from here ?
>>>>>> Really newbe in Linux - just switched to Linux from Netware 3
>>>>>> weeks ago
>>>>>>
>>>>>> how so start troubleshooting??
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> DB
>>>>>
>>>>> Did you just do an update?
>>>>>
>>>>> Sometimes my NSS does not come back till the second re-boot.
>>>>>
>>>>> Also -- I presume this is OES2 and I hope you did not install the
>>>>> SLES10 SP2 -- it does not work with OES2.
>>>>>
>>>>> I presume you have checked the boot log etc to find the point of
>>>>> the first error or problem...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> /var/log
>>>
>>> boot.msg might be interesting (or not...)
>>>
>>> dig around a little. Most of the names are self explanatory -- osrt of.
>>>

DominicusB, architect/magician, Southern Finland Former Netware now SLES 11sp1/GW2012 + OES2sp1 just for ifolder + SLES11/mobile datasync. All virtualized on our macmini with VMware Fusion 4 - works great!
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Re: NSS volumes don't mount

Dominicus B wrote:
> Thanks Will,
>
> boot.msg doesn't open by double-clicking
> says "cannot be opened"
>
> Loocked at most of the logs and it seems to me that namcd is the bad guy
> here. starting edir and namcd fails at namcd.
> edir seems to be running OK
>
> Any thing from here?
>
> DB
>
> WillR wrote:
>> Dominicus B wrote:
>>> Intentionally I haven't installed sp2 as I haven't yet made a good
>>> backup. Sounds I'm in luck on this part 🙂
>>>
>>> But how can I verify this?
>>>
>>> I have rebooted 2 times since the last update.
>>>
>>> I will try a third time if you think it might do any good.
>>>
>>> I'm at home with remote access right now and my VNC connection
>>> doesn't show rebooting option on the screen for some reason, so won't
>>> be able to check this untill later.
>>>
>>> DB
>>>
>>> WillR wrote:
>>>> Dominicus B wrote:
>>>>> Have problems with my NSS volumes.
>>>>> All our files reside on NSS volumes, but they refuse to mount on
>>>>> startup
>>>>> Get the following error when mounting manually
>>>>>
>>>>> The following volume(s) where not mounted
>>>>> XX: failure reason = 152
>>>>> No volumes mounted
>>>>>
>>>>> System:
>>>>> SLES 10 sp1
>>>>> OES 2
>>>>>
>>>>> Something broke my NSS pools/volumes and they cannot be accessed
>>>>>
>>>>> Cannot start iManager (doesn't find page - think Apache isn't running)
>>>>> Cannot start NORM
>>>>> Cannot start NSSMU (error: not enought rights or cannot find admin
>>>>> volume)
>>>>>
>>>>> Where to go from here ?
>>>>> Really newbe in Linux - just switched to Linux from Netware 3 weeks
>>>>> ago
>>>>>
>>>>> how so start troubleshooting??
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> DB
>>>>
>>>> Did you just do an update?
>>>>
>>>> Sometimes my NSS does not come back till the second re-boot.
>>>>
>>>> Also -- I presume this is OES2 and I hope you did not install the
>>>> SLES10 SP2 -- it does not work with OES2.
>>>>
>>>> I presume you have checked the boot log etc to find the point of the
>>>> first error or problem...
>>>>
>>>>

>>
>>
>> /var/log
>>
>> boot.msg might be interesting (or not...)
>>
>> dig around a little. Most of the names are self explanatory -- osrt of.
>>


Right Click usually gives a choice of editor but...

try this
Using a terminal window...

cd /var/log
cat boot.msg | less

Then you can use the up down arrows to scroll through the file

I think it is the LDAP server not starting. That used to be real
problematic for me in OES1 -- many times thought I lost my NSS volumes.

Did you change your net card? net interface options? IP addresses?

That would do some funny business...


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Will R
PMC Consulting
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Re: NSS volumes don't mount

New server install (3 weeks) SLES 10 sp1 + OES 2
No changes as I can recall, a few patches and some config.

Found the log and it's posted here

NAMCD cannot start

How can I check to see if LDAP server is up and running?
I can connect to it from YAST/ldap browser (but just anonymously not
logged in as specific user - refuses connection, bad password or username)

DB


WillR wrote:
> Dominicus B wrote:
>> Thanks Will,
>>
>> boot.msg doesn't open by double-clicking
>> says "cannot be opened"
>>
>> Loocked at most of the logs and it seems to me that namcd is the bad
>> guy here. starting edir and namcd fails at namcd.
>> edir seems to be running OK
>>
>> Any thing from here?
>>
>> DB
>>
>> WillR wrote:
>>> Dominicus B wrote:
>>>> Intentionally I haven't installed sp2 as I haven't yet made a good
>>>> backup. Sounds I'm in luck on this part 🙂
>>>>
>>>> But how can I verify this?
>>>>
>>>> I have rebooted 2 times since the last update.
>>>>
>>>> I will try a third time if you think it might do any good.
>>>>
>>>> I'm at home with remote access right now and my VNC connection
>>>> doesn't show rebooting option on the screen for some reason, so
>>>> won't be able to check this untill later.
>>>>
>>>> DB
>>>>
>>>> WillR wrote:
>>>>> Dominicus B wrote:
>>>>>> Have problems with my NSS volumes.
>>>>>> All our files reside on NSS volumes, but they refuse to mount on
>>>>>> startup
>>>>>> Get the following error when mounting manually
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The following volume(s) where not mounted
>>>>>> XX: failure reason = 152
>>>>>> No volumes mounted
>>>>>>
>>>>>> System:
>>>>>> SLES 10 sp1
>>>>>> OES 2
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Something broke my NSS pools/volumes and they cannot be accessed
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Cannot start iManager (doesn't find page - think Apache isn't
>>>>>> running)
>>>>>> Cannot start NORM
>>>>>> Cannot start NSSMU (error: not enought rights or cannot find admin
>>>>>> volume)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Where to go from here ?
>>>>>> Really newbe in Linux - just switched to Linux from Netware 3
>>>>>> weeks ago
>>>>>>
>>>>>> how so start troubleshooting??
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> DB
>>>>>
>>>>> Did you just do an update?
>>>>>
>>>>> Sometimes my NSS does not come back till the second re-boot.
>>>>>
>>>>> Also -- I presume this is OES2 and I hope you did not install the
>>>>> SLES10 SP2 -- it does not work with OES2.
>>>>>
>>>>> I presume you have checked the boot log etc to find the point of
>>>>> the first error or problem...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> /var/log
>>>
>>> boot.msg might be interesting (or not...)
>>>
>>> dig around a little. Most of the names are self explanatory -- osrt of.
>>>

>
> Right Click usually gives a choice of editor but...
>
> try this
> Using a terminal window...
>
> cd /var/log
> cat boot.msg | less
>
> Then you can use the up down arrows to scroll through the file
>
> I think it is the LDAP server not starting. That used to be real
> problematic for me in OES1 -- many times thought I lost my NSS volumes.
>
> Did you change your net card? net interface options? IP addresses?
>
> That would do some funny business...
>
>

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