Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80380
NFS not working due to portmap not being started
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
Choosing "y" at the question whether to activate NFS or not doesn't
start the required services, rendering NFS non-functional when using
the "System Administrator Tools for Red Hat Linux 8.0" CD.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from 8.0's sysadmin CD
2.Choose "y" when asked for NFS
3.mount an NFS filesystem from a remote server
Actual Results: No prompt will be shown again after issueing the "mount"
command. Filesystem is not mounted.
Expected Results: Remote filesystem should be mounted and accessible, prompt
should be seen almost immediately after issueing the "mount" command.
The "portmap" service is *not* actually started. This is caused
by the following line in /etc/init.d/portmap:
[ -w /etc/passwd ] || exit 0
Since "/" is mounted read-only, this test obviously fails and portmap
will not be started.
There is no actual user control (you're not required to login in,
aren't you ;-) ), so the above line doesn't really make any sense
for the sysadmin CD and should be removed.
This should work now.