Help! NFS server not responding...during boot... still trying...

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cliff johnson

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Jan 20, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/20/98
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During boot (hpux 10.2) of my C420 the process
hangs while trying to start NFS services...

NFS server (PID781@/net) responding still trying (wait/busy)

It just stops here ... apparently forever... and will not boot.

How can I get past this step, or disable it, or whatever
so that my system will start?

What is broken?

What can I do to fix it?

Thanks for any help

Although I have many years experince with IRIX I am a neophyte
with HP-UX and am somewhat freaked out as to how different and
unfrendly it seems to be :0)

cliff


Ian Gardner

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Jan 21, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/21/98
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cliff johnson wrote:
>
> During boot (hpux 10.2) of my C420 the process
> hangs while trying to start NFS services...
>
> NFS server (PID781@/net) responding still trying (wait/busy)
>
> It just stops here ... apparently forever... and will not boot.
>
> How can I get past this step, or disable it, or whatever
> so that my system will start?

Have you tried disabling automount (/etc/rc.config.d/nfsconf
AUTOMOUNT=0) ?

Cheers

Ian
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Andy Pennington

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Jan 21, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/21/98
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It just probably can't mount a remote NFS volume which is defined as
'hard'. You need to change
the mount to happen in background (and maybe soft), or else you will always
get this if you boot and the remote server is unavailable for some reason.

Andy Pennington

cliff johnson <cl...@mdtvus.com> wrote in article
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> During boot (hpux 10.2) of my C420 the process
> hangs while trying to start NFS services...
>
> NFS server (PID781@/net) responding still trying (wait/busy)

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>
> cliff
>


Steve Kuervers

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Jan 21, 1998, 3:00:00 AM1/21/98
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Assumming you aren't familiar with HP-UX, I'll give you
a break down of how to fix it (I'm assuming that you
can't access the machine because it doesn't complete the
boot):

1. Boot the machine, hit esc to stop it from autobooting.
2. Boot the machine into the ISL... "boot pri isl" should
work, or refer to your documentation (depends on the
model number)
3. At the ISL prompt, type "hpux -is boot". This will
boot you into system administration mode, without
starting networking and multi-user.
4. Edit the file "/etc/rc.config.d/nfsconf" with vi and
change the line AUTO_MOUNTER=1 to =0.
5. Use the command "reboot" to restart the machine and
let it come all the way up.

NOTE: If this doesn't fix the problem, you can repeat steps
1-4 and change the line "NFS_CLIENT=1" to =0. (now the NFS
client isn't even starting).

After this, you can trace the cause of the problem (probably
a hard NFS mount) and disable or change it.

Steve Kuervers
Systems Engineer
Janus Simulation Centre (DND)
skue...@compusmart.ab.ca

AT&T News

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Feb 4, 1998, 3:00:00 AM2/4/98
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You can find all the startup scripts in /sbin/init.d directory. You can go
ahead modify the files whichever you donot want to execute.

All the best buddy. HPUX is fun than ever.

Sridhar

holag...@hotmail.com
The above opinions are my own and are neither of my employer nor HP itself.

Ian Gardner wrote in message <34C5B2...@nospam.com>...


>cliff johnson wrote:
>>
>> During boot (hpux 10.2) of my C420 the process
>> hangs while trying to start NFS services...
>>
>> NFS server (PID781@/net) responding still trying (wait/busy)
>>

AT&T News

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Feb 9, 1998, 3:00:00 AM2/9/98
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Can anybody help,

I have a 70MB text file and I want only certain lines of the file. Every 5th
line to 37th line I donot want.

So I am using vi now and manually deleting by giving 32dd and going to next
line and repeating the same. It is really painful. Is there a way out.

Thanks in advance.

Sridhar
sridhar....@kwikset.com

James Clark, Jr.

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Feb 10, 1998, 3:00:00 AM2/10/98
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When I have to do repetative things in vi I set up a macro. You could
probably use awk if there is some kind of pattern, actually with the
loop constructs you may be able to do it. I personally do not use awk
or sed much but if you have a good manual it would be better. Always
send you output to a separate file and keep modifying the awk or sed
script until you have what you want.
As for the macro enter the following commands by entering a ':' which
puts you on the command line.

:map v 32dd5j

put your cursor where you want to begin the delete and type a 'v' and
what I do is hold the 'v' key down and let the program rip. Since the
are no ESC sequences you could probably just put a number in front of
the 'v' character such as 1000v.

Hope this helps.

James

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